Serevent Inhaler (Salmeterol Xinafoate) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Serevent Inhaler
Serevent Inhaler is a bronchodilator that helps to increase the lumen of the bronchus. If you are suffering from a sudden bout of bronchospasm, then the use of Serevent inhaler will help to immediately make it easy for you to breathe. The drug relaxes the smooth muscles of the bronchus and gives you the desired effect. It is very useful if you are suffering from Cystic Fibrosis or asthma.
Side Effects/Precautions for Serevent inhaler
Serevent Inhaler or Salmeterol provides the dose in aerosol form; therefore, it has few side effects when compared to the drug that are delivered through other methods. However, in spite of this, hypersensitivity to this medication can occur. brand or generic Serevent Inhaler should not be used if you are suffering from a bout of acute asthma.
One of the several adverse reactions of Salmeterol is severe headache that occurs quite commonly. An overdose of brand or generic Serevent Inhaler can lead to palpitations. Regular use of the Serevent inhaler drug can also cause tremors and sleeplessness. If you are a pregnant woman, then you should not use the drug without consulting your physician. Similarly, when you are nursing a child, caution is necessary if you are using this drug. If you suffer from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disorders or increased thyroid levels, then using this drug can lead to side effects and so it should be used with care.
Serevent Inhaler Dosage
The daily dosage recommended for the Serevent inhaler is 2 puffs twice daily. For children above the age of 4, the recommended dosage is again 2 puffs twice daily. However, for asthma patients, the doctor may prescribe 4 puffs twice daily. If a dose is missed, you should take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, do not take a double dose in that case. It is recommended to use a reliever puff if required. In case of an overdose, it is advisable to contact your doctor immediately. The recommended times for taking the dose are morning and evening.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.