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Manufactured by: Novartis
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Basic Information On Visudyne
Visudyne is a derivative of benzoporphyrin. It is used for the photodynamic therapy as a photosensitizer. This therapy helps in eliminating the blood vessels of the eyes that are abnormal. The drug is used in patients with macular degeneration which is related to age. Also it is used in pathologic myopia which is otherwise referred to as ocular histoplamosis. Pathologic myopia refers to the changes in the eye ball that leads to vision problems. Ocular histoplamosis is any damage caused to the eyes due to a fungus. The treatment is effective in patients who need sub-foveal choroidal neo-vascularization. Brand or generic Visudyne gets activated in the presence of light and oxygen. This results in the local damage of neo-vascular endothelium which releases the pro-coagulant factors. This blocks the blood vessels.
Precautions / Side Effects For Visudyne
Common side effects of Visudyne include blurred vision; headache; changes in the vision; coldness/ bleeding/ burning/ discoloration/ blistering of the skin; infections, feeling pressure, itching, rashes, scarring, reddening, swelling, stinging, numbness, tingling, tenderness, warmth or ulceration at the site of injection. Rare side effects of Imiglucerase are dizziness, eye pain, decreased vision, fainting, irregular heartbeat, eye irritation, itching or reddening of the eyes, pounding of the ears, pale skin, unusual bruising, unexplained bleeding, weakness and tiredness.
Other rare but serious side effects of brand or generic Visudyne are cough, decreased hearing, cloudy urine, back pain, chills, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty in urinating, painful urination, dry eyes, double vision, fever, hoarseness, increased photo-sensitivity, joint pain/ swelling, feeling light headedness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, decreased strength/ energy, pelvic discomfort, skin rashes, runny nose, sunburns, trouble in sleeping or swallowing etc. Before administering Imiglucerase let your physician know if you have hepatic impairment, sensitivity to light or any hypersensitivity to any of the drug components.
Initially Visudyne is administered as an intravenous infusion. Each vial of the drug consists of 15 mgs of the drug. The next step of the therapy is to activate the injected drug. This is done with the help of a non-thermal diode laser light. Thus, the therapy with Visudyne drug is a 2 step process. The patient must be assess and re-evaluated every three months. Based on the response and performance of the patient the further therapy is decided. Through fluorescein angiography, if the patient still shows choroidal neo-vascular leakage, then the therapy is repeated in the same way as mentioned above.
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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.