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Nimotop (Nimodipine)and/or alternatives
Nimotop 30mg from $3.91 USD/tabletNimotop 30mg
Manufactured by: Bayer Schering Pharma
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Nimotop
Nimotop is pharmacologically a calcium blocker. It reduces the incidence and severity of ischemic deficiency in patients with sub arachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured intracranial berry aneurysms. It inhibits the transfer of calcium ions into smooth muscle cells. As the cells needs calcium ions for the contractile process, a cut off in the calcium supply stops the contractions of vascular smooth muscle. The Nimotop drug is highly lipophilic and crosses the blood brain barrier to reach the cerebrospinal fluid. It is however unknown how it works on humans. There is no arteriographic evidence to show that it inhibits or treats spasms of arteries. Nimotop attaches particularly to L-type voltage-gated calcium channels. It is rapidly absorbed in humans after oral administration and reaches its peak levels within an hour.
Precaution/Side Effects Of Nimotop
Nimotop contains Nimodipine, hence is to be taken strictly through mouth. Administering brand or generic Nimotop intravenously or by other parenteral route can be life threatening. Stopping Nimotop without doctor's permission can actually worsen your condition. You should promptly report promptly to your doctor if you experience any side effects like fainting, swelling in legs or ankles, and unusually slow or fast heartbeats.
Make sure you tell your doctor about liver disease, hypertension, low blood pressure or history of heart problems before you take nimodipine. The brand or generic Nimotop belongs to pregnancycategory C, that is, it may harm an unborn baby. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant during treatment or are breast feeding a baby. If you are above 65, you are particularly vulnerable to the side effects of this medication and your doctor may prescribe lower doses of this medicine.
Nimotop is available as ivory colored, soft gelatin 30 mg capsules. The recommended oral dose is 60 mg (two 30 mg capsules) every 4 hours for 21 consecutive days. If you cannot swallow the capsule, make holes in each end of the capsule using a needle and squeeze out into an oral syringe. It can then be administered via a naso-gastric tube. Oral Nimotop treatment should begin within 96 hours of the sub arachnoid hemorrhage. Store the capsules away from heat and moisture.
Buy Nimotop From North Drug Store
North Drug Store supplies Nimotop as 30 mg tablets. You can buy Nimotop from the recognized mail order pharmacy, North Drug Store, known for its quick service.
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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.