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Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)and/or alternatives
Dipentum 250mg from $0.94 USD/capsuleDipentum 250mg
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General Information on Dipentum
Dipentum is used to treat an inflammatory bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. It is specifically prescribed to patients with ulcerative colitis who cannot tolerate Sulfasalazine.
Olsalazine Sodium, the main active ingredient in the drug, belongs to a class of medications known as aminosalicylates. It works to inhibit the release of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. This reduces the production of chemicals such as leukotriene and prostaglandin which trigger inflammation in the case of ulcerative colitis.
Dipentum is available in the form of a capsule. One Dipentum capsule contains 250mg Olsalazine Sodium. The drug is a prescription medication, so you need to consult your doctor before you buy Dipentum online.
Side effects of Dipentum
People with kidney disease should not buy Dipentum as Olsalazine may damage the kidneys further and worsen the consition. Before starting the treatment, tell the doctor if you are allergic to any food, dyes or preservatives.
Some people may experience mild side effects such as nausea, abdominal pain, arthritis, cramps, diarrhea, headaches, vomiting, canker sores, bloating, vertigo, upper respiratory infections (common cold) and dizziness. These side effects wane over time. Consult your doctor if any side effects stay for a long time or become bothersome.
Dipentum may also cause severe side effects such as depression, worsening of symptoms of ulcerative colitis and decreased urination. Some side effects associated with the drug such as yellowing of the eyes and skin, upper right abdominal pain, or dark urine, indicate liver problems.
Some people may also experience allergic reactions such as difficulty swallowing/breathing, unexplained rashes, itching, hives, wheezing and unexplained swelling. Stop the medication and seek medical attention immediately if you notice or experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions after taking a dose of Dipentum.
If two medicines are taken simultaneously, then there is a risk of drug interactions. Dipentum may potentially interact with other drugs you are using and cause side effects. To lower the risk of side effects, tell your doctor about every medicine you are using before starting the treatment. Tell him/her about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medications and herbal supplements you are using.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should talk to their doctor regarding the use of the drug. Doctors will only recommend Dipentum if they believe the benefits provided by the drug are far greater than its potential to cause side effects.
Dosage of Dipentum
The dose of Dipentum depends on two factors such as other medical conditions you have and other medications you are using. Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the dosage. the recommended dose to treat ulcerative colitis is two Dipentum 250mg capsules two times a day.
Take the medication with food. Maintain dosage timings to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood. Do not take Dipentum in larger amounts or for longer periods than recommended in your treatment. Do not stop taking Dipentum capsules during treatment even if you feel well.
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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.