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Dicetel (Pinaverium Bromide)and/or alternatives
Dicetel 50mg from $0.37 USD/tabletDicetel 50mg
Manufactured by: Abbott
Product of Turkey. Shipped from TurkeyRxPrescription Required
Dicetel 100mg from $1.04 USD/tabletDicetel 100mg
Manufactured by: Solvay Pharma Inc
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
General Information on Dicetel
Dicetel is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It helps relieve the symptoms of IBS, which includes bowel disturbances, abdominal pain, and intestinal discomfort. The drug is also used to treat and provide relief from symptoms caused by specific gallbladder disorders related to bile secretion.
Pinaverium Bromide, the main ingredient in the medication, belongs to a class of drugs known as gastrointestinal calcium antagonists. It is a musculotropic anti-spasmodic drug which selectively works on the gastrointestinal tract. Dicetel blocks voltage dependent calcium channels in the intestinal smooth muscles, which helps relax the smooth muscles of the bowel and the biliary tract.
Dicetel is available in the form of a tablet. It is supplied in two different strengths: 50mg and 100mg. The drug is a prescription medication, so you should buy Dicetel only if it is recommended for your treatment. Dicetel is indicated for use in adults only.
Side effects of Dicetel
Dicetel may cause mild to severe side effects in some people. Abdominal bloating, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, headache, skin allergy, heartburn, or feelings of constant fullness are some of the common side effects associated with the drug.
You may also experience side effects such as redness of the face/arms/neck, back pain, yellowing of the skin, puffiness or swelling of the face, leg pain or back pain, or weakness after taking a dose of the medication. These side effects generally wane over time. However, if any side effects persist or worsen, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Pregnant women should use Dicetel only if it is recommended by their doctor. Doctors generally recommend this drug in these conditions only if the benefits provided by the drug are far greater than its side effects. It is not known whether Pinaverium Bromide passes into breast milk and how it may affect the baby, so nursing mothers should avoid using this drug.
Dicetel may potentially interact with other drugs you are using and cause side effects. To reduce the risk of side effects, inform your doctor about the different drugs you are taking, which includes prescription medications, over the counter drugs, or herbal supplements before you buy Dicetel
Dosage of Dicetel
Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the dosage. The dosage depends on several factors such as a patient’s weight, other medical conditions he/she is suffering from, and other medicines he/she is using.
The recommended initial adult dose is three Dicetel 50mg tablets a day. Take the medication with a glass of water during snacks or meals. Your doctor may increase the dose to three Dicetel 100mg tablets a day if the medical condition does not improve with a lower dose.
Swallow the Dicetel tablet whole, and do not break or chew it. Do not take the tablet just before bedtime or in a lying position. The duration of the treatment depends on the medical condition being treated.
If your doctor has recommended a dose of more than three Dicetel tablets a day, you should take the tablets along with a glass of water or any snack.
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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.