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Aggrastat (Tirofiban Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
Aggrastat 5mg/100mL from $400.00 USD/injectionAggrastat 5mg/100mL
Manufactured by: Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Tirofiban Hydrochloride 5mg/100mL from $125.00 USD/injectionTirofiban Hydrochloride 5mg/100mL
Generic Alternative to Aggrastat
Manufactured by: Torrent
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Aggrastat
Aggrastat is an anti-platelet agent that helps in preventing blood clots. The drug is used in patients with non-Q-wave myocardial infarction or unstable angina. It is administered in combination with another drug such as heparin and aspirin and is used in treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It is also used in patients who eventually undergo atherectomy or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The drug is useful in preventing the blood clots during heart attack or chest pain. It is also useful when the patient has to undergo procedures to remove the blockage of the coronary artery. Brand or generic Aggrastat is an antagonist of the glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa platelet receptors. Thus, the drug acts by inhibiting coagulation and platelet aggregation.
Precautions / Side Effects For Aggrastat
Side effects of Aggrastat include stomach pain, nausea, dizziness, mild headache, cough, runny nose, stuffy nose and sore throat. Serious side effects of the drug include tarry/ bloody/ black stools, bleeding that does not stop, epistaxis (nasal bleeding), vomit that appears like coffee grounds, coughing out blood, heavy feeling of the chest, chest pain, nausea, general ill feeling, sweating, sudden weakness, sudden numbness, sudden headache, confusion, body aches, flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, easy bleeding, easy bruising and pale appearing skin. Tirofiban may also lead to unusual urinating (either less or more than usual) and vision/ speech/ balance problems.
Before beginning the treatment with Aggrastat drug let your physician know if you have severe hepatic disease, ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers, severe hypertension, brain tumor, any head injury, stroke, aneurysm [blood clot(s) in the brain] and any injury, medical emergency or surgery in the last 6-week period. Also let your physician know if you have had any blood clot related disorders or bleeding disorders such as thrombocytopenia, hemophilia etc, before administering Tirofiban.
Aggrastat is administered as intravenous injection. The initial dose is recommended to be 0.4 mcg/ kg/ min and should be administered over a period of 30 minutes. There onwards the drug is continued as 0.1 mcg/kg/min. Usually, the drug is administered along with other agents such as heparin or aspirin and it can be administered through one IV catheter. Brand or generic Aggrastat is administered with caution in patients with renal impairment. In such patients only half the infusion rate is administered. The drug is administered throughout the atherectomy and angioplasty as well as 12 to 24 hours after the two procedures mentioned.
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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.