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Nutrizym 22,000/19,800/1,100IU from $0.99 USD/capsuleNutrizym 22,000/19,800/1,100IU
Marketed as Nutrizym 22 in European Union
Manufactured by: Merck Serono UK
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
General Information on Nutrizym 22
Nitrizym 22 is used for aiding digestion in patients whose pancreas is not able to produce digestive enzymes sufficiently. Such conditions include pancreatic cancer, cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis or surgical removal or stomach (gastrectomy) or pancreas (pancreatectomy).
The active ingredient in the medicine is Pancreatin, and it comes under the category of pancreatic enzymes. The enzymes present in the medicine help in digestion of the food when it passes through the patient’s intestines.
The medicine is available in the form of hard gelatin capsules. These capsules contain enteric coated pancreatin mini-tablets that need to be taken orally.
Side effects of Nutrizym 22
Nutrizym 22 is not meant to be used by cystic fibrosis patients less than 15 years of age. Also do not buy Nutrizym 22 if you have an allergy to Pancreatin, to pork products or any of the medicine’s ingredients.
Nutrizym 22 may lead to the following side effects:
- abnormal stools
- vomiting or nausea
- abdominal pain
Using the medicine in high doses or for a long period of time may lead to high uric acid levels in blood or urine. This may also result in perianal and buccal irritation or inflammation. An overdose of Nutrizym 22 can also cause abdominal discomfort, vomiting, nausea or perianal inflammation and irritation.
Some hypersensitive patients may also develop an allergic reaction to the medicine. Symptoms of an allergy include hives on any part of body or on entire body, severe dizziness, breathing problems and a swollen face, lips, tongue or throat. Discontinue taking the medicine if you develop any of these medicines. Seek medical attention immediately if the symptoms do not subside even after discontinuing the medicine.
Dosage of Nutrizym 22
Each Nutrizym 22 capsules contain Pancreatin BP 340mg. The amount and frequency of capsules, and the duration of treatment largely depends on the medical condition to be treated, severity of the condition, other medical conditions the patient is suffering from and other drugs he or she is taking at present.
Your doctor will advise you to take the capsule with food, so that it can mix with the enzymes in the capsule.
You will be advised to swallow the capsule whole. But if you have difficulty swallowing, you can break open it and mix the contents in a liquid or soft food. Swallow this mixture without chewing.
Drug Interactions of Nutrizym 22
Other drugs that contain the same ingredients as Nutrizym 22 include Creon Micro, Cream 10000, Nutrizym 10, Pancrex V and Pancrease HL. Do not buy Nutrizym 22 along with any of these medicines, as overdose may happen and serious side effects may get triggered.
Do not take Nutrizym 22 along with acarbose, as Pancreatin may decrease the blood glucose lowering effects of this anti-diabetic medicine.
Apart from these, inform your doctor about all the other drugs you are taking at present, including herbal preparations and health supplements. Based on these, your doctor will be able to decide whether this medicine is the right product for you or not.
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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.