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Nicorette Inhaler (Nicotine)and/or alternatives
General Information on Nicorette Inhaler
The generic name of Nicorette Inhaler is Nicotine, an inhaler which helps in smoking cessation. You may buy Nicorette Inhaler as part of a stop-smoking program, for not more than 6 months. Such a program also includes techniques for behavior change, counseling, support groups, etc.
When one uses Nicorette Inhaler, nicotine gets absorbed by the mouth and the throat. However, it does not enter the lungs. One puff of a cigarette is equivalent to eight to ten puffs of Nicorette Inhaler. The design of the inhaler is like that of a cigarette. It is also used to tackle nicotine addiction. As this nicotine replaces the nicotine from smoking, the withdrawal symptoms are not severe, and it becomes easier to control one’s urge to smoke.
Side effects of Nicorette Inhaler
Before you buy Nicorette Inhaler, it is necessary to weigh its benefits against its pitfalls and be sure of its usefulness. This decision is rightly taken by you with the help of your doctor or pharmacist. For this, you must inform your doctor or pharmacist about your allergies, or if your pregnant or breastfeeding. You must also inform the doctor or pharmacist if you have medical problems such as breathing difficulties, heart disease, hypertension, drug abuse, or kidney or liver disease.
Some of the serious and uncommon side effects of Nicorette Inhaler, which must be brought to the notice of your doctor or pharmacist, are:
- Fast heartbeat
- Breathing problems
- Skin rashes or itching
There are a few side effects that are bound to occur, and can be ignored. Some of them are:
- Stomach acidity
- Irritation in the throat or mouth
- Problems with sleep
- Muscle pain
- Weakness or fatigue
One should discuss all the possible side effects with their doctor or pharmacist. This is to ensure that none of the serious side effects get ignored, and that the common side effects can be prevented.
Dosage of Nicorette Inhaler
The dose of Nicorette Inhaler will vary from person to person. Thus, it is essential to follow the directions given by the doctor or pharmacist.
Nicorette Inhaler is available as a nicotine 10 mg cartridge (4 mg delivered). The number of cartridges used per day depends on the number of cigarettes smoked per day. The consumption should start only once the smoking has been completely given up. Otherwise, there is a serious risk of a nicotine overdose. However, for the first twelve weeks, six to sixteen cartridges per day are recommended, and the dosages are later reduced. You must learn how to use Nicorette Inhaler. One cartridge must last up to 20 minutes- it contains sufficient nicotine.
After each use, the mouthpiece of the inhaler must be cleaned using soap and water. While using Nicorette Inhaler, one must be careful not to become too dependent on it. For this, your doctor or pharmacist will help you throughout the program.
Some of the drugs that interact with the nicotine in Nicorette Inhaler are:
If you are using any of these medications, you must inform your doctor or pharmacist.
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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.