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Basic Information On Hyalgan
Hyalgan contains a naturally occurring substance called the hyaluronate (a natural chemical in the body). It is used in the treatment and management of pain associated with osteoarthritis, especially in the knee. The drug is used effectively in patients who do not respond to the non-pharmacological conservative therapy such as anti-inflammatory drugs, non-surgical methods of management, physical therapy or exercise. Also, it is used in patients who do not respond to analgesics such as acetaminophen. The drug is also used in visco-supplementation. The exact mechanism of action of brand or generic Hyalgan is not known. However, it acts by restoring the elasto-viscous properties of the fluid present in the knee known as the synovial fluid. It also possibly has anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive properties.
Precautions / Side Effects For Hyalgan
Common side effects of Hyalgan that you may experience are pain, swelling, itching, heat or reddening at the site of injection, in the joints. Other common side effect of the drug includes headache. If these side effects worsen or prolong then consult your health care provider. Other serious side effects of the drug include bruising, fever, rapid or faster heartbeat, fainting, sweating, pressure or pain in the chest, pressure or pain in the stomach, reddening of the feet or hands. If you experience these rare but serious side effects upon administering sodium hyaluronate, then inform your health care provider immediately.
You may also experience certain allergic reactions with sodium hyaluronate which may include rashes, dizziness, itching, hives, swelling, difficulty in breathing etc. You must report these allergic reactions to your health care provider. Let your doctor know about any pre-existing medical condition you may have, such as any drug allergies, skin diseases or infections, infections in the joints etc. Avoid any heavy physical activities if you are on prolonged therapy with brand or generic Hyalgan.
Hyalgan is administered as intra-articular injection only. The drug is available as sterile vials of 2 mL or pre-filled syringe of 2 mL. The recommended dose is one injection in a week to be administered for a period of 5 weeks. Based on the performance or tolerance of the patient if another course of the drug is required then the schedule of Hyalgan drug can be repeated after a period of 6 months in form of an injection. The injection is administered into the knee joint. The injection must be administered preferably by a health care provider, as there are several ways to administer the drug.
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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.