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Lovaza (Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters)and/or alternatives
Lovaza 1g from $1.17 USD/capsuleLovaza 1g
Marketed as Omacor in European Union
Manufactured by: Abbott Healthcare Products Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters 1g from $0.95 USD/capsuleOmega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters 1g
Generic Alternative to Lovaza
Manufactured by: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
General Information on Lovaza
Lovaza is used for lowering triglyceride level in the patient’s blood. Active ingredients in the medicine are Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These acids are not produced naturally in the body, and need to be consumed through diet. If you do not receive enough amounts of these acids, your body will start producing a lot of triglycerides. This may lead to conditions such as heart disease, coronary artery disease or stroke.
Lovaza works by lowering the level of triglycerides produced by the body. Your doctor will prescribe you to buy Lovaza along with a diet plan and exercise regime.
The patient needs to take this medicine in the form of oral capsules.
Side effects of Lovaza
Before you buy Lovaza, inform your doctor if you have liver disease, pancreas disorder, diabetes or an underactive thyroid. Also, inform your doctor if you consume alcohol regularly. Such patients may have more chances of developing serious side effects of the drug.
Some common side effects of the drug include back pain, mild skin rash, upset stomach, unpleasant or unusual taste in mouth or belching. These are mild side effects of the drug and can be easily managed with or without medical help. However, you should inform your doctor at once if any of these become too bothersome.
Seek immediate medical help if you develop chest pain, uneven heartbeats, flu symptoms, body ache, chills or fever during Lovaza treatment. These may be signs of some serious underlying condition and needs to be treated as soon as possible.
Your doctor will advise you to follow a diet plan, exercise regime and weight control program too along with Lovaza treatment. You should follow this program very strictly. Changing the program even in a small way may have significant effects on the drug’s working.
Some patients may experience an allergy to the medicine, especially if you are allergic to soybeans or fish. Symptoms of an allergy include hives on body, difficulty breathing, severe dizziness, or swelling on face, throat, lips or tongue.
Dosage of Lovaza
Daily recommended dosage is Lovaza 4gm per day. You can take four Lovaza 1gm capsules at a time, or take two Lovaza 1gm capsules twice in a day.
Swallow the capsule whole, without crushing, chewing, opening, breaking or dissolving it. Your doctor will advise you to follow a lipid-lowering diet before and during Lovaza treatment.
Drug Interactions of Lovaza
Before starting treatment with Lovaza, you should inform your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking at present. He or she will not recommend you to start Lovaza treatment if you are already taking blood thinners (e.g. warfarin), estrogens (hormone replacement medicines or contraceptive pills), beta-blockers (e.g. atenolol, labetalol, nadolol or carvedilol) or diuretics (e.g. chlorothiazide, indapamide or hydrochlorothiazide).
In addition to these, inform your doctor about all the herbal preparations and health supplements you are using at present. Drugs may interact with each other, may decrease each other’s efficacy and may even lead to serious results that can be harmful for your health. Therefore, consult with your doctor before taking any other drug during Lovaza treatment.
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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.