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Tambocor XL (Flecainide)and/or alternatives
General Information on Tambocor XL
The generic name of Tambocor XL is Flecainide, and it is available in Tambocor XL 200mg strength capsules. Tambocor XL is prescribed by doctors for the prevention and treatment of conditions related to irregular heartbeat disturbance. It is an antiarrhythmic with Flecainide Acetate as the active ingredient. Flecainide acetate is considered to be a class Ic antiarrhythmic agent. If you have been prescribed this drug, you can buy Tambocol XL online or from any reliable pharmacy or drugstore. Tambocol XL is also given for a variety of cardiac arrhythmic conditions including ventricular tachycardia, episodic irregular heartbeat or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. It is known to help regulate the flow of sodium to the heart and is even prescribed for the treatment of WPW, or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, as well as AVNRT, or AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia.
Side effects of Tambocor XL
The administration of Tambocor XL can lead to side effects that vary from mild to moderate to severe. Some of these side effects start off in the form of mild symptoms, which, if left untreated, can become severe in nature. Some of the severe side effects of Tambocor XL include increasing occurrence of proarrhythmic events, worsening of arrhythmias, elevated levels of serum alkaline phosphatase, cardiac arrest or cases of unresuscitatable ventricular fibrillation, elevated levels of serum transaminase, hepatic failure, and cholestasis. In rare cases, symptoms of blood dyscrasias have also been seen. These are severe side effects, and any symptoms should be immediately reported to a doctor.
There are certain common and mild side effects of Tambocor XL that are experienced by most patients being administered with this drug. These include slow heart rate, weak pulse, slow breathing, fast heartbeat, fainting, rapid weight gain, allergic reactions and symptoms, amnesia, symptoms of low potassium, convulsions, blurred vision, nausea, swollen lips, difficulty focusing, seeing spots, eye pain, arthralgia, granulocytopenia, speech disorders, bronchospasms, leukopenia, and urinary retention.
One of the most important precautions to take is to check the expiry date on the label before you buy Tambocor XL online. If you have pre-existing medical conditions that suggest electrolyte imbalance, then they need to be corrected before you can start using Tambocor XL. If you have a history of cardiac enlargement, cardiac failure, arterio-sclerotic heart disease, myocardial infarction, abnormal left ventricular function, or structural organic heart disease, inform your doctor about the same as Tambocor XL is not advised for patients with such conditions.
Tambocor XL Dosage
Tambocor XL 200mg is recommended for patients who are already taking a dose of Tambocor 200mg on a daily basis. The standard tretament duration is 3-5 days and Tambocor XL 200mg has to be taken orally once every day. The dosage can be decreased if improvements are noticed in the patient. Tambocor XL 200mg is not recommended for children under 12 years of age or elderly patients. The administration of Tambocor XL 200mg should be supervised by experienced staff in a hospital.
Tambocor XL interacts with drugs including other anti-arrhythmic drugs, beta-blockers, cardiac depressants, class III anti-arrhythmics like amiodarone, sodium channel blockers, fluoxetine, and anti-epileptics like carbamazepine, phenytoin, and phenobarbital. Inform your doctor about all the medications you are using at present before you buy Tambocor XL to be on the safe side.
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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.