Zyprexa Relprevv (Olanzapine) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Zyprexa Relprevv
Zyprexa Relprevv is used for treating the symptoms of schizophrenia in adults. This medicine releases a substance called olanzapine over a period of four weeks. Zyprexa Relprevv acts as a long acting intramuscular injection. The Zyprexa Relprevv drug should be used following the directions of your doctor. This drug may lead to PDSS in certain patients. PDSS is Post-injection Delirium Sedation Syndrome. You might be suffering from this syndrome, if you experience symptoms such as muscle stiffness, dizziness and confusion. This medicine should be administered carefully in elderly patients suffering from dementia. It may even prove to be fatal in such cases. Thus, this medicine is not approved for the treatment of psychosis in elderly patients suffering from dementia.
Side Effects / Precautions For Zyprexa Relprevv
This medicine can aggravate your high blood sugar condition. This is likely to happen irrespective of the fact of you having diabetes or not. Brand or generic Zyprexa Relprevv may necessitate your taking high blood sugar management medicines even after stopping this treatment. Olanzapine is the main ingredient of this drug. It may also lead to high triglyceride and high cholesterol levels in some patients. Another side effect of this drug is the increase in weight. This risk is more pronounced in the case of teenagers.
Brand or generic Zyprexa Relprevv is not meant to be used in patients below the age of 18. Teenagers are at a higher risk of increase in triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels. Olanzapine should be administered carefully in patients suffering from seizures, liver problems and heart problems. If you suffer from low angle glaucoma or from bowel obstruction, then you should ask your doctor if this treatment is suitable for you.
Dosages For Zyprexa Relprevv
You should be careful that this medicine is not administered subcutaneously or intravenously. The medicine may be prescribed as a dose ranging from 150 mg to 300 mg given every two weeks. The medicine may also be given as a dose of 405 mg administered every 4 weeks. Your doctor will determine the dosage applicable to you based on your condition. Zyprexa Relprevv should be kept at room temperature, however, the temperature should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius. The medicine should be administered by a qualified medical professional.
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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.