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Taclonex Ointment (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Dipropionate)and/or alternatives
General Information on Taclonex Ointment
The generic name of Taclonex Ointment is Betamethasone or Calcipotriene. Taclonex Ointment contains 0.005% of calcipotriene and 0.064% of betamethasone dipropionate. Taclonex Ointment is primarily used for treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. Taclonex Ointment is a combination of an agent that has similar characteristics as Vitamin D and a topical corticosteroid. You can buy Taclonex Ointment online or from a pharmacy.
Side effects of Taclonex Ointment
Taclonex Ointment has very few side effects and most of them are mild in nature. Some of the most common side effects include headache, dry skin, itching on the skin, mild burning sensation at the site of application and throat irritation. There are certain side effects that might be persistent and can lead to severe symptoms. You need to consult a doctor if you have symptoms like skin rashes, hives, or swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, and lips.
Some of the other symptoms and side effects of Taclonex Ointment that require immediate medical assistance include tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, irritation followed by acne-like rashes, cracking of the skin, redness of the skin, peeling skin, excessive hair growth, inflammation around your mouth, inflamed hair follicles, softening, thinning, and discoloration of your skin, muscle weakness, and sudden weight gain, especially around your face.
Before you buy Taclonex Ointment and start applying it, there are certain precautions you need to take. First ensure that the ointment in not expired. Secondly, consult your doctor about your medical history before starting Taclonex Ointment treatment. If you are allergic to any active or inactive ingredients in the medication, your doctor needs to be informed of the same. You need to also consult your doctor if you are suffering from any viral infection, any other type of psoriasis, whether exfoliative or erythrodermic, and any tuberculosis (TB) skin infection. If you are planning to become pregnant or are pregnant or breastfeeding, then you need to inform your doctor about the same.
Taclonex Ointment Dosage
Taclonex Ointment is available in Taclonex Ointment 60g and 100g strengths. Doctors normally recommend that the ointment therapy be started using Taclonex Ointment 60g. You can check the label for the dosage or apply it as prescribed by your doctor. You should wash your hands before applying Taclonex Ointment 100g. Squeeze out a pea sized amount and apply it on the affected area. Slowly rub the ointment in to evenly distribute it. Once you have applied the ointment, don't cover the area with a cloth or bandage. Let it dry. If you miss a dose of Taclonex Ointment, then apply it immediately, but don’t take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. You need to store Taclonex Ointment 60g at room temperature at around 200C to 250C.
Taclonex Ointment is not known to have any drug interactions. However, inform your doctor if you are already taking any other prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or herbal medicines or if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems before you buy Taclonex Ointment.
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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.