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Trecator (Ethionamide)and/or alternatives
Basic Information on Trecator
Trecator is an antibiotic and is used in the prevention of growth of bacteria in the body. It is also used in the treatment of tuberculosis or TB. This drug is also used with other anti tuberculosis medications also for treating tuberculosis. It is also used in the treatment of other mycobacterial infections. This drug works best when maintained at constant levels in your body, just like other antibiotics. The medication should be taken as prescribed by your doctor only. Further, this medication can also be used for treating other medical conditions but only under a doctor’s recommendation.
Precautions / Side Effects of Trecator
Before using Trecator or ethionamide, inform your doctor if you are allergic to the drug or to any other medical conditions or allergies. Before taking Trecator drug inform your doctor about your past and present medical history, particularly if you suffer from liver disease or diabetes. Avoid taking alcohol since this medication can cause drowsiness and also affect your liver. If you are pregnant or planning for a pregnancy, discuss the risks and benefits of using brand or generic Trecator with your doctor.
Some of the side effects of using Trecator drug include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains, dizziness, drowsiness and diarrhea. If these symptoms persist contact your doctor for further medication. When you take Trecator or ethionamide, it can also cause swelling of tongue and lips, hives, yellow skin, numbmess or tingling sensation in your feet and hands, seizures, dark urine, blurred vision and abnormal behavior. In such cases seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise it can lead to serious complications. In some cases, taking brand or generic Trecator can lead to other side effects as well. If any of these symptoms persist, notify your doctor immediately.
Trecator is administered orally in patients suffering from tuberculosis. The recommended dosage is 15 mg to 20 mg / kg and is administered only once every day. The therapy is initiated at 250 mg daily and is gradually increased depending upon the patient’s tolerance levels. The optimum dosage for children is 10 mg to 20 mg p.o every day in 2 to 3 divided doses given after meals. Otherwise, this can also be given in a single dose of 15 mg /kg/24 hours.
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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.