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Didronel (Etidronate Disodium)and/or alternatives
Etidronate Disodium 200mg from $1.35 USD/tabletEtidronate Disodium 200mg
Marketed as Co-Etidronate in Canada
Manufactured by: Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Basic Information On Didronel
Didronel is primarily used to treat patients with Osteoporosis or Paget disease and for the treatment of an abnormal bone growth after an injury in the spinal cord or after a hip replacement procedure (also known as Heterotopic Ossification). It basically reduces bone loss and increases production of new bones by reducing the release of calcium from bones. It is a bisphosphonate drug. The Didronel drug is also administered to people suffering from hypercalcemia as it helps reduce the excess calcium in the blood. It is a white, water soluble tablet and is administered orally.
Precautions/Side Effects For Didronel
Didronel contains Etidronate Disodium. Possible side effects of the drug include gastrointestinal discomfort like diarrhea, gastritis, mild stomach pain, indigestion and nausea. Increased incidents of headaches, leg cramps and anthralgia are also possible. It is advisable to contact your doctor right away if you experience severe allergic reactions including rashes, hives, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or experience difficulty in breathing after using brand or generic Didronel . Other symptoms that require urgent medical attention include severe pain in the bones, muscles or joints, long lasting stomach pain, sores in the mouth, bloody, tarry or black stools, chest pain, fever, chills and possibly a sore throat.
Etidronate Disodium should not be used if you have osteomalacia or oesophagus problems. It should not be combined with anticoagulants as it could result in more severe side effects such as bleeding. The effect of brand or generic Didronel on the fetus is not clear and hence it is not recommended for pregnant women.
Didronel is administered orally as a single dose. Being a bisphosphonate, it should be taken with a full glass of water. For Paget disease, the recommended dosage is 5mg per kg of body weight per day for the first 6 months or 11mg to 20mg per kg of body weight per day for the first 3 months. For patients with injuries in the spinal cord, the dosage is 20mg/kg/day for 2 weeks following which, 10mg/kg/day can be administered for 10 weeks. For patients with total hip replacement, 20mg/kg/day is recommended for 1 month before and 3 months after the replacement surgery. You should not take dairy products and antacids for 2 hours after the dose.
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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.