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General Information on Epiquin Micro
Epiquin Micro is used for lightening darkened areas of the skin due to freckles, melasma, chloasma, or age spots. The generic name of its active ingredient is Hydroquinone, and it belongs to the class of topical corticosteroids.
Melanin is a pigment which gives skin its color. Epiquin Micro works by decreasing the formation of melanin. You can buy Epiquin Micro in the form of a topical application.
The skin can also become dark due to liver spots, hyperpigmentation, pregnancy, hormonal medicines, birth control pills, or injury to the skin. This drug can be used to treat such skin conditions too.
Side effects of Epiquin Micro
Do not buy Epiquin Micro if you have bruised, chapped, or broken skin. Also inform your doctor if you are suffering from any other skin condition such as psoriasis or eczema, as severe skin irritations may surface if you use Epiquin Micro. Also do not use this drug if you have asthma or any other breathing problem, as it may worsen the condition or trigger your attack. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should also use Epiquin Micro with caution, as it may adversely affect the unborn baby or breastfeeding infant.
Mild stinging, burning, dryness, or redness may commonly occur after using Epiquin Micro. If any of these side effects become intolerable, you should inform your doctor at once.
Some serious side effects associated with Epiquin Micro include blue-black darkening of the skin and/or skin cracking or blistering. These signs may indicate that you have some serious underlying condition. Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms so that he or she can take steps to treat them as soon as possible.
Some patients may also develop an allergic reaction to Epiquin Micro. Symptoms of an allergy include hives, itching or swelling of the face, tongue, throat or lips, severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing. Stop using the drug and inform your doctor immediately if you have an allergic reaction to the medicine.
Epiquin Micro increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, it is important that you avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and stay away from sources of UV rays, such as tanning booths, UV lamps, and direct sunlight. Do not forget to wear protective clothes and apply sunscreen while going out.
Dosage of Epiquin Micro
Before starting regular treatment with Epiquin Micro, you should conduct a patch test. For this, apply a small amount of the drug on any part of your skin and check the area after 24 hours. If you do not experience any blistering, puffiness, redness, or itching, you can continue using Epiquin Micro. Otherwise, this is not a safe product for you.
If you have passed the patch test, your doctor will advise you to apply Epiquin Micro on the affected area twice a day. Remember that this drug is for topical use only and should not be swallowed. Also do not get it in contact with your eyes, ears, nose or mouth, as severe irritation may occur. If this happens, wash the area thoroughly with running water. Contact your doctor and seek medical help if irritation persists.
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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.