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Generic Alternative to Aygestin
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General Information On Aygestin
Aygestin is used for preventing a pregnancy. The generic name of this drug is Norethindrone, a type of progesterone. Aygestin is meant for oral administration only.
Aygestin works by preventing ovulation. This drug also increases the thickness of the cervical mucus. This makes it hard for the sperm to reach and fertilize the released eggs. Norethindrone also prevents a fertilized egg from joining with the uterus lining. It achieves this by thickening the uterus lining.
In addition to Norethindrone, the active ingredient, Aygestin oral tablets also contain the following inert ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, and magnesium stearate.
Besides preventing a pregnancy, Aygestin is also used for the treatment of endometriosis, menstrual disorders, or vaginal bleeding due to hormonal imbalance.
Side effects of Aygestin
You may experience certain side effects while using this oral contraceptive. Before you buy Aygestin, discuss the risks associated with it with your physician.
The common and less serious side effects of Aygestin are: mild headache, mild nausea, constipation, gas, bloating, mild stomach cramps, increased hair growth or acne, vaginal discharge, skin rash or itching, weight changes, or changes in menstrual cycle.
Less common but serious side effects of this oral contraceptive are: migraine headache, vision, balance, or speech problems, swelling or pain in the leg(s), severe pelvic pain, loss of appetite, stomach pain, clay-colored stools, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, chest pain, or general ill feeling. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects while using Aygestin.
In rare cases, Aygestin may trigger an allergic reaction, identified by symptoms such as hives, facial flushing, skin rashes or itching, closing of the throat, wheezing, or trouble breathing. You must seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these side effects after taking a dose of this oral contraceptive.
Aygestin is contraindicated in pregnant women as it can cause birth defects. Do not use this drug if you are pregnant. You should also not buy Aygestin if you have any of the following: abnormal or untreated vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, or a history of blood clotting, strokes, or blood circulation disorders.
Before using Aygestin, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have or ever had: kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, asthma, high triglycide or cholesterol levels, seizures, or migraines.
Dosage of Aygestin
The drug is available in only one strength- Aygestin 5 mg. Your doctor will recommend the correct dosage. The recommended dosage for preventing a pregnancy is one Aygestin tablet each day.
The recommended starting dose for the treatment of endometriosis is one tablet of Aygestin 5 mg for 14 days (2 weeks). After this, the dosage should be gradually increased until a dose of 15 mg per day is achieved.
The recommended dose for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea is Aygestin 2.5 mg -10 mg daily.
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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.