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General Information on Viokase 16
Viokase 16 is prescribed to patients who are not able to digest food properly due to certain medical conditions. The generic name of this drug is Pancrelipase. It is available only with a prescription, so you should always consult a physician before you buy Viokase 16.
Viokase 16 contains three digestive enzymes- amylase, lipase, and protease, as its active ingredients. These three enzymes play a vital role in food digestion. Under normal circumstances, the pancreas is completely capable of producing adequate amounts of these three digestive enzymes. Certain conditions such as cystic fibrosis, however, hinder the production of these digestion-aiding enzymes . By providing the body with an adequate amount of amylase, lipase, and protease, Viokase 16 helps boost food digestion.
Viokase 16 is meant for oral administration only. This drug is available in the form of oral tablets. The nonmedical ingredients used in Viokase 16 tablets are: croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, lactose, talc, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Side effects of Viokase 16
You should not buy Viokase 16 if you have a hypersensitivity to pork proteins. Before prescribing the drug, your doctor will ask you about your medical history. You must share this information with your healthcare provider. Special monitoring or dosage adjustments may be required for patients with a medical history of any of the following conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Intestinal blockage
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience facial flushing, trouble breathing, skin rashes, wheezing, hives, shortness of breath, swelling, or trouble swallowing after taking this drug. The aforementioned symptoms indicate the onset of an allergic reaction, which can cause complications if left unattended.
Viokase 16 may also cause the following mild side effects:
- Constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, mild stomach ache
- Mild headache with or without dizziness
- Weight loss
Other side effects may also occur. Before beginning treatment, discuss all risks associated with Viokase 16 with your healthcare provider.
Viokase 16 may have the potential to harm an unborn child. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant before using Viokase 16. Your doctor will decide if the benefits outweigh any potential risks to your unborn child.
It cannot be said conclusively that Viokase 16 is safe for nursing babies. Your doctor is the best person to judge if breastfeeding is safe during treatment. Seek your doctor’s advice before nursing a baby.
Dosage of Viokase 16
The recommended dosage for patients suffering from cystic fibrosis is 1-2 Viokase 16 oral tablets. The recommended dosage for patients suffering from pancreatectomy is 1 Viokase 16 oral tablet every 2 hours.
The actual dosage, however, may be different for different individuals. You should take your medication as prescribed and along with food. Store the medication at a temperature below 25°C.
The efficacy of treatment may reduce, or you may experience severe side effects if you take certain drugs along with Viokase 16. Drugs that have a potential to interact with Viokase 16 are:
- Insulin glargine
The possibility of other drugs interacting with Viokase 16 cannot be ruled out. So, if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicines, inform your doctor about it before you buy Viokase 16 online.
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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.