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Marketed as Serevent Accuhaler in New Zealand
Manufactured by: Glaxo Smithkline
Product of New Zealand. Shipped from VanuatuRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Serevent Diskus
Serevent Diskus is used for symptomatic control of asthma. It helps prevent bronchospams caused when an attack is triggered. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta 2 adrenergic agonist. This drug works on beta 1 and beta 2 receptors in the smooth muscle of the bronchus and prevents the muscle spasms. The Serevent Diskus drug is also prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, as not just treatment but also maintenance therapy. It can also be used for exercise induced bronchospasms which do not subside with relaxation.
Side Effects/Precautions For Serevent Discus
Serevent Diskus or Salmeterol causes mild side effects like excessive sweating and nausea. These two side effects do not last long and reduce in intensity as the body gets used to the drug. You may also experience a dry mouth after inhalation. Throat irritation is also common. Hence avoid ingesting anything immediately after inhalation. Some individuals feel lightheaded after inhalation of brand or generic Serevent Diskus. If it persists, then you must seek medical attention immediately.
Throat irritation is common but if Salmeterol causes choking, then it is apparent that the body is allergic to the drug. It has also been shown that the risk of asthma related death is higher in individuals who use brand or generic Serevent Discus. Before taking this drug let your doctor know if you have any thyroid disorder, food allergy, diabetes or epilepsy. Medication for diabetes and epilepsy may interact with this drug. It is not known if inhalation of this medicine can cause any fetal harm. However, if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you must discuss the risks associated with your doctor.
Servent Diskus Dosage
For preventing asthma symptoms in children older than 4 years and adults, the dosage is one inhalation or 50 mcg twice a day, with each inhalation once every 12 hours. This is also effective for preventing nocturnal asthma. For COPD in adults the dosage is one inhalation twice a day or a total of 100 mcg. In order to prevent exercise induced bronchospams, the drug has to be inhaled thirty minutes prior to exercise. The protection lasts for as long as 9 hours. Side effects are likely to be noticed even with a small increase in dosage.
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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.