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Marketed as Avamys Nasal Spray in European Union
Manufactured by: Glaxo Smithkline
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
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Basic Information On Veramyst Nasal Spray
Veramyst is a solution (or aqueous suspension) that is used as a nasal spray. The drug is a corticosteroid that is synthetic and fluorinated. It is used for treating the symptoms related to the nasal allergies. The drug is also effective in treating seasonal as well as perennial rhinitis. The drug has anti-inflammatory effect. The drug shows it anti-inflammatory effects on various cells as well as mediators (of inflammation). These cells include lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, eosinophils and mast-cells. The mediators include cytokines, leukotrienes, eicosanoids and histamines. Brand or generic Veramyst inhibits the antigen induced eosinophilia in the lungs, inhibits the inflammation causing transcription-factor (NFkB) and activates the gluco-corticoid response elements. However, the accurate mode of action of the drug is not known.
Precautions / Side Effects Of Veramyst Nasal Spray
Veramyst nasal spray drug has certain side effects that are more common in occurrence. These more common side effects of the drug are cough, shortness of breath, unexplained bleeding from the nose, headache, vomiting, sore throat and irritation/ burning/ dryness in the nose. After administering the nasal spray if you have any of these side effects, then inform your doctor and continue with the treatment. However, if you feel that the side effects of Fluticasone Furoate are bothering you or worsening then get medical help immediately.
Veramyst nasal spray also has certain rare (or less common) side effects. These may include white patches within the throat or nose, runny nose, excessive mucus (in the nose), dizziness, weakness, general aches or pains, fever, stomach pain, lack of appetite or diarrhea. If you have any of these rare side effects then let your doctor know immediately. Avoid the administration of Fluticasone Furoate if you are allergic to it or to any of the drug’s components.
Veramyst Nasal Spray Dosage
Brand or generic Veramyst nasal spray is meant for administration through intra-nasal route only. It is not recommended for children below the age of 2 years. For children from age of 2-11 years the initial recommended dose is 55 mcg to be administered daily once. It is taken as 1 spray per nostril; each spray is equivalent to 27.5 mcg of the drug. In adults/adolescents 110 mcg of the drug is instilled as 2 sprays per nostril. Re-evaluation of the patient is recommended if there is no improvement in the symptoms of the condition even after 3 weeks of treatment with Veramyst nasal spray.
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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.