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Britlofex (Lofexidine Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
Britlofex 0.2mg from $2.92 USD/tabletBritlofex 0.2mg
Manufactured by: Genus Pharmaceuticals
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription RequiredCurrently Unavailable
General Information on BritLofex
BritLofex is a medication with the generic name lofexidine hydrochloride. You can buy BritLofex for the management and treatment of opiate withdrawal symptoms. People who are undergoing detoxification from opiates like heroin would commonly experience withdrawal symptoms such as those given below:
- Stomach cramps
- Runny nose
- Muscle twitching or cramps
BritLofex affects a certain group of chemicals in the body known as alpha-2 receptors, which are found in the brain, gut, blood vessels and other tissues and organs. When the drug effects these receptors, the body’s level of noradrenalin is lowered, resulting in reduced hyperactivity and control over the withdrawal symptoms.
BritLofex is taken as part of detoxification treatment to stop addicts from taking opiates and craving them. It would be prescribed for you by a doctor based on your medical condition.
Side Effects of BritLofex
The most common side effect associated with BritLofex is drowsiness. While the occurrence of this side effect does not require you to stop taking BritLofex, you must be careful while doing anything that requires concentration and a high state of alertness. Your pulse rate would have to be checked regularly in order to check for any extreme side effects.
You must not stop your usage of BritLofex abruptly. By doing so, you would be increasing the risk of suffering from high blood pressure. The dosage would gradually be reduced over a period of several days or weeks, and this reduction would be determined only by your doctor.
The common side effects associated with BritLofex include the following:
- Dry mouth
- Dry nose or throat
- Hypotension, or low blood pressure
- Bradycardia, or reduced heart rate
The above side effects are rare and subside on their own in most cases. However, you must inform your doctor if the above side effects worsen or continue for a long period of time, or if you notice any unusual side effects not mentioned above.
You must not buy BritLofex if you have previously suffered from an allergic reaction to imidazole drugs, like ketoconazole. An allergic reaction can be recognized by its symptoms, which include the occurrence of hives, swollen throat or face, and breathing difficulties.
The safety of BritLofex has not been determined for children or pregnant or breastfeeding women. In all three cases, the patient must begin treatment with BritLofex only after the doctor’s explicit consent.
Dosage of BritLofex
BritLofex is available in the form of oral tablets. The daily dosage of this drug and the total duration of treatment would be determined by your doctor. BritLofex would only be one part of a complete detoxification program, which may include exercise, diet and other medications. You must follow all parts of the detoxification program strictly in order to achieve the best results.
The sedative effect of BritLofex may be magnified if you are taking the following medicines along with it:
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Sedating antihistamines
- Sleeping tablets
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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.