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Basic Information On Arimidex
Arimidex is a drug used to treat breast cancer that has metastasized. It belongs to a class of drugs called aromatose inhibitors which prevent the production of hormone estrogen, which is required for cancer cells to proliferate. Sometimes used to treat ovarian cancer that is estrogen dependent, the Arimidex drug is prescribed for post menopausal women whose cancer has not been controlled with other drugs. It is also used as a first line of treatment.
Precautions / Side Effects For Arimidex
Most common side effects of Arimidex or Anastrozole are caused due to reduction in estrogen levels. These include hot flashes, breast pain, joint pain and arthritis. In order to prevent problems like osteoporosis, bone nourishment through supplements is essential. Many women also put on weight during treatment. Nausea and weakness are other common side effects during therapy. Anastrozole has been known to cause heart side effects like fluid accumulation (edema) and heart stroke, a condition that develops over a period of time as this drug may be prescribed for as long as five years.
Other general side effects of brand or generic Arimidex include headache, shortness of breath, skin rashes and bone pain. Individuals with a history of liver disease can develop complications, though it is not very common. Pregnant women or women who have not attained menopause are not prescribed brand or generic Arimidex as it cause harm to unborn babies and impair the ability to reproduce. Any medication you may be taking for heart problems, blood clot or blood pressure, should be reported in order to avoid adverse drug interactions.
The recommended dosage of Arimidex is one 1 mg tablet to be taken once every day. This medicine should be continued till the tumor progression for patients suffering from advanced breast cancer is controlled. You can take Arimidex with or without food. The duration of this medicine’s therapy in case of treatment of early breast cancer in postmenopausal women has not been established till now. The dosage doesn’t need to be adjusted for patients suffering from renal impairment or for older patients. Similarly, the dosage need not be changed for patients suffering from mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment. The effect of this medicine has not been studied for patients suffering from severe hepatic impairment.
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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.