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Altabax (Retapamulin)and/or alternatives
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Marketed as Altargo in India
Manufactured by: GlaxoSmithKline
Product of IndiaRxPrescription RequiredCurrently Unavailable
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Generic Alternative to Altabax
Marketed as Retarel in India
Manufactured by: Ajanta
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Altabax
Altabax is used for fighting bacteria on the skin. This drug is a topical antibiotic medicine. The medicine is used for treating infections such as impetigo. This type of infection generally occurs in nose, lips or elsewhere on the face. However, in certain cases it may also affect other body parts. The Altabax drug is should be used as prescribed by your doctor. You should not consume this medicine in higher quantity than recommended by your doctor. You should also follow the directions given on the prescription label. The drug should be consumed regularly. If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. However, if you are already close to the next dose, then skip the missed dosage.
Precautions / Side effects Of Altabax
Altabax is not known to be harmful to an unborn baby, however, if you are pregnant or get pregnant during the treatment. Then, you should consult your doctor for weighing in the pros and cons of taking this drug. Brand or generic Altabax should also not be used without medical advice, if you are breastfeeding a baby. Retapamulin is the main component of this drug. This drug may interact with other medicines taken by you; therefore, you should inform your doctor about all the prescription and other medicines taken by you.
Brand or generic Altabax should not be used without informing your doctor, if you are nursing a baby, as it is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk or not. This drug should also not be administered to a child below the age of 9 months. You should wash your hands after using Retapamulin. Similar precaution should be taken after you touch your skin lesions. Impetigo may spread to other areas, if you do not follow this advise.
The recommended dosage of this drug is 100 cm^2 in total area for adults. This medicine should be applied in thin layer. The medicine is meant to be applied twice a day for 5 days. After the application, the affected area may be covered with gauze or sterile bandage, if required. Altabax should be stores at the temperature of 25 degree Celsius. However, the temperature may be allowed to vary between 15 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius.
Buy Altabax From North Drug Store
North Drug Store supplies brand or generic Altabax in 5 gram, 10 gram and 15 gram tubes. You can buy Altabax from North Drug Store as we are a recognized mail order pharmacy.
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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.