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Ketek (Telithromycin)and/or alternatives
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General Information on Ketek
The generic name for Ketek is Telithromycin and it is classified as a ketolide antibiotic, which is used for treating mild respiratory infections. Telithromycin or Ketek prevents the growth of bacteria by interfering with the protein synthesis of those bacteria. It is also used for treatment of various medical conditions caused by bacteria, like pneumonia. If you have been prescribed this medication, then you can buy Ketek from a pharmacy. However, you must keep in mind that it does not treat viral infections.
Side effects of Ketek
Side effects of Ketek vary from mild symptoms to severe medical conditions. The severity of the symptoms also depends on the strength of the immune system of the patient being administered Ketek doses. Some of the most common side effects include vomiting, nausea, headache, mild form of diarrhea, strange taste or change in taste, and anxiety. These mild symptoms can persist or worsen like anxiety leading to depression. In such a scenario, you should consult a medical professional or your doctor immediately.
One of the serious side effects of Ketek include eye problems like change in vision, blurred vision, double vision, and experiencing difficulty in focusing. Eye conditions can worsen rapidly and hence you should consult an ophthalmologist or doctor as soon as the first symptoms are visible.
Some of the moderate side effects and symptoms of Telithromycin includes fast or irregular heartbeat, weakening of muscles, severe abdominal pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, tiredness and yellow skin. These symptoms may or may not persist for too long but it is still recommended to keep your doctor informed.
Serious side effects of Ketek are rare but they have been noticed in a handful of patients. Some of the serious side effects include severe intestinal condition like diarrhea associated with clostridium difficile, oral thrush, vaginal yeast infection, and sudden change in vaginal discharge.
Ketek is prescribed to prevent bacterial growth but this doesn't mean it can be administered for treating any bacterial infection. It is recommended that patients should not buy Ketek to treat any other type of bacterial infection other than what it has been prescribed for. Patients are also advised against over dosing as it can create complications especially for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers.
Ketek is available in 300mg and 400mg tablets. The initial dose administered to a patient is Ketek 800mg, which needs to be taken once a day. Ketek 800mg tablet comprises of two 400mg tablets. The standard course is for 7-10 days and this medication can be taken with or without meals. If a patient is suffering from severe renal impairment then doctors would prescribe Ketek 600mg (two tablets of 300mg) to be taken every day. Those patients who are undergoing hemodialysis are advised to take their medication only after their dialysis session is over. Ketek 400 mg tablets are orange colored and oval.
Ketek or Telithromycin should not be administered along with a drug that is metabolized using cytochrome P450 3A4 enzyme, as the resulting interaction can be quite severe. Ketek also interacts with cisapride, pimozide, and Colchicine. If a patient is on other benzodiazepines treatment, then administering Ketek can lead to interactions as 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.