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Valdoxan (Agomelatine)and/or alternatives
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General Information On Valdoxan
Valdoxan is a prescription drug used to treat acute depression. The generic name of this drug is Agomelatin, which belongs to the class of antidepressant medicines. It is usually available in Valdoxan 25 mg strength. One must note that Valdoxan cannot eliminate depression immediately after a dose is taken. Therefore, patients who decide to buy Valdoxan online or from a pharmacy after getting a doctor’s prescription need to exercise patience as the results surface only after around 2 weeks of regular usage, if not longer.
Each Valdoxan tablet contains, besides 25 mg of the active ingredient agomelatin, certain inactive substances. These are- lactose, povidone, sodium starch glycollate, stearic acid, hypromellose, silica, glycerol, shellac, maize, magnesium stearate, iron oxide yellow, macrogol 6000 and titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, and indigo carmine.
Side Effects of Valdoxan
Agomelatin may not be the right drug for patients with an impaired liver. Those who are prone to violent and suicidal thoughts and suffer from psychological disorders like hypomania or mania, bipolar disorder, dementia, etc. need to discuss the effects of the drug with their doctor before they buy Valdoxan. Valdoxan is contraindicated in alcoholics and those who are already on other antidepressants. Pregnant and nursing women should only buy Valdoxan after talking to their doctor about the risks and benefits of using the medication. Valdoxan is not meant for use by children below 18 years of age, and extreme caution should be exercised while administering the drug to a young adult. All patients using Valdoxan should regularly visit their doctors for check-ups.
Some of the minor effects that may be experienced with Valdoxan are as follows:
- Migraine or severe headache
- Diarrhea or constipation and other gut problems
- Hyperhidrosis or increased sweating
- Anxiety and sudden mood shifts
- Pins and needles in the limbs
- Blurred vision
The above list does not cover all the side effects of Valdoxan. Some of the more potent side effects of the drug are :
- Easy bruising and bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe skin rashes and eruptions
- Major depression and suicidal thoughts
All the aforementioned side effects need to be reported immediately to the doctor. There may be effects of the drug on some patients beside the ones mentioned above.
Dosage of Valdoxan
The usual prescribed dose of Valdoxan is one or two 25 mg tablets at bedtime. However, this can change as per the discretion of the doctor and the patient’s requirement. The pills should be swallowed whole with water. Missing a dose can hinder the efficacy of Valdoxan treatment. However, doses should not be doubled to make up for the missed dose. In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately. Valdoxan should be stored at temperature, not exceeding 30 degrees Celsius.
Valdoxan has been known to interact with fluvoxamine (an antidepressant) and an antibiotic called ciprofloxacin. A doctor needs to know about all the medicines a patient is taking so as to avoid harmful interactions. Alcohol also tampers with the functioning of Valdoxan and harms the liver during 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.