Valtrex (Valacyclovir Hydrochloride) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Valtrex
Valtrex is prescribed to treat infections caused by a group of Herpes viruses. In adults, it is used to treat genital herpes and cold sores. It is also used to treat recurrent episodes of genital herpes and shingles. Mostly prescribed for adults with a normal immune system, brand or generic Valtrex is also prescribed for HIV patients. In children, it is commonly used to treat chicken pox.
Side Effects/Precautions For Valtrex
In adults, Valtrex or Valacyclovir causes headaches and nausea as common side effects. It can also cause stomach problems like diarrhea and pain. Other side effects of brand or generic Valtrex include easy bleeding or Thrombocytopenia, though this is rare. This could be a potentially life threatening condition. Severe anemia is another side effect that is reported in both kids and adults. Less common side effects are increased heart rate, hyper tension and neurological problems like depression. The chances of allergic reactions exist in kids, often seen as a skin rash, facial swelling and itching.
Blood and kidney side effects caused by Valacyclovir are usually seen in immune system compromised patients and older individuals. A transplant can also be a stimulant for the side effects of the Valtrex drug. The medication is not used unless necessary for pregnant women. It can also pass from a mother to a child through breast feeding. This must be taken into consideration. Other drugs can interact with it and result in adverse side effects. Pain and other anti viral medications being taken should be mentioned to the health care provider. Cancer medications are also known to interact with it.
For adult patients with cold sores, 2 grams of Valtrex can be taken twice in one day. The duration between two doses should be of 12 hours. In case of adults with initial episodes of genital herpes, the dosage will be 1 gram to be taken two times daily for about 10 days. It can be taken regardless of meals. Adults who suffer from recurrent episodes of genital herpes can take two dosages of 500 mg daily for three days. A dosage of 1 gram daily is ideal for patients with suppressive genital herpes who have a normal immunity level
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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.