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Protelos (Strontium Ranelate)and/or alternatives
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Basic Information On Protelos
Protelos is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in women post menopause. It is specifically used to decrease the risk of fracture of the hips or the vertebrae. The defining characteristics of osteoporosis include low bone density and a worsening of the bone tissue. In most post-menopausal women, the rate of formation of new bone is lower as compared to the rate of breakdown of older bones. This results in weak, brittle bones that are more prone to fractures. Protelos drug works by restoring the balance between bone turnover and bone synthesis. It stimulates new bone formation and at the same time prevents too much of calcium being lost during breakdown.
Precautions / Side Effects For Protelos
Some side effects have been observed with the use of strontium ranelate, the active ingredient of this drug. The common side effects of brand or generic Protelos include headache, nausea, diarrhea, loss of memory, and skin irritations. These effects are generally short-lived. Contact your doctor if they persist longer. Some uncommon but serious effects include seizures or formation of clots in the blood. Some cases of extreme hypersensitivity syndrome have been reported with the use of this drug. Get immediate medical help at the onset of such reactions. Some other adverse reactions whose frequency has not been established include swelling of the face, tongue and limbs, shortness of breath and wheezing, musculoskeletal pain and abdominal pain.
Do not buy Protelos if you are allergic to strontium ranelate or to the other ingredients of the drug. Tell your doctor about the renal disorders, and history/presence of blood clots. If you are going to undergo a surgery or procedure that would involve prolonged immobilization, your doctor should be made aware of it. There should be a time gap of at least 2 hours between intake of Protelos and natural or medicinal products containing calcium.
The suggested daily dose for Protelos is 2 g once daily by oral administration. The granules should be added to water to make a suspension and it should be drunk immediately. This drug is absorbed slowly and should be taken at bedtime, preferably 2 hours after meals. While on the drug, if your dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D is not enough, you might be advised to take supplements for the same.
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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.