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Trizivir (Abacavir/Lamivudine/Zidovudine)and/or alternatives
Basic Information On Trizivir
Trizivir is used to control HIV infection. The medicine is capable of inhibiting the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); minimize the related infections associated with HIV and prevent cancer. While HIV is a virus, AIDS is severe disease. HIV cannot multiply by itself; it conquers the human cell system to reproduce. The combined, antiviral action of the three ingredients of the Trizivir drug breaks the HIV’s capacity to multiply. The three nucleoside analogs in the drug belong to the antiviral drug group, called reverse transcriptase inhibitors. On invading the HIV-infected cells, the three constituents act in different ways to interfere with or terminate their DNA chain. This combined action renders the HIV-1 infected cells ineffective, so that they cannot multiply further. As a collateral benefit, hindering the HIV-1 from proliferating, can avert or delay the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Precautions/ Side Effects For Trizivir
Understanding the disease, comprehending the healing properties of the prescribed medicines, being aware of their possible side effects and precautions to be taken for safe and beneficial use are central in any effective therapy. Brand or generic Trizivir contains abacavir sulfate, lamivudine and zidovudine. You may use it only if your body weight is above 40 KG. Blood test may be necessary to determine your allergic reaction, if any, to abacavir sulfate. Allergic reaction to abacavir can endanger life. You may suspect allergic reaction if abnormal itching, swelling, rashes, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness occur. Abacavir should never be taken, if once found allergic. Zidovudine may affect the bone marrow function, lowering both red and white cells in the blood and anemia may follow. White blood cell deficiency may lower the body’s immunity to further invite diseases. There may be muscle problems with Zidovudine.
Brand or generic Trizivir may cause the following side effects: Lactic acidosis - pain or weakness in the muscles, cold or numbness in the arms or legs, breathing trouble, nausea. Liver problems - stomach pain, clay colored stools, dark urine. Fever, sores or white patches on the lips, inside the mouth may also appear. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for safe use and maximum benefit.
Trizivir contains the three ingredients in pre-fixed dosages. Your doctor will determine the appropriate dosage and you must follow the prescription exactly. Take the Trizivir twice a day, with or without food and followed by a full glass of water. Keep ready stock of the medicine always. If you miss a few doses and restart, severe, sometimes fatal complications, may occur. In case, of disruption, consult your doctor, before resuming the medication.
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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.