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Basic Information On Boniva
Boniva helps reduce bone loss while increasing the mass thereby reducing the probability of bone fractures. As a result of this, it is used to treat patients with osteoporosis especially women after menopause. It helps increase the density of bones (which is gradually lost after a certain age) thereby reducing risk of hip fractures and other fractures of the bones. The Boniva drug has the potential to alter the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body.
Precautions/Side Effects For Boniva
Boniva contains Ibandronic acid and it is a bisphosphonate. Possible side effects of the drug include bone loss in the jaws resulting in pain, numbness, loose teeth, problems with gums, nausea, diarrhea and heartburn. Dosage adjustment might be necessary if one has kidney disease, vitamin D deficiency or ulcers in the stomach as these conditions could be aggravated by the drug. People with low levels of calcium should not take brand or generic Boniva as it can further reduce the levels of calcium in the blood.
If a patient is unable to sit or stand upright continuously for at least an hour, the drug should not be administered. Ibandronic acid should not be taken at the same time as other medicines and it should be the first medicine to be taken in the morning. There are no definitive studies on the effects of brand or generic Boniva on fetuses and hence pregnant women should not use this drug as it is a category C drug.
Boniva is supposed to be taken once a month (150mg) on a fixed day until prescribed otherwise by the doctor. It should be taken on the specified day only and if you misses that date, then consult the doctor to find out if it is possible to take the medicine on another day. If it is to be taken daily, a dosage of 2.5mg per day is recommended. It should be taken before the first meal of the day and nothing should be eaten or drunk for 60 minutes after taking the drug. The patient should not go to sleep or lie down for 60 minutes after taking the drug. Patients with severe renal impairment should not be given this medicine.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the 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 comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as 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 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 comparable 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 be comparable in strength and dosage to 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 comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
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.