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General Information On Zarontin Syrup
Zarontin Syrup is indicated in the treatment of epilepsy. It is also used to prevent an absence seizure, which is also a form of epilepsy. The medication may be given alone or along with other anti-epileptic medicines.
Ethosuximide, the main active ingredient in the medication, belongs to a group of drugs known as succinimide derivatives antiepileptics. Zarontin Syrup stabilizes the electrical activity in the brain by inhibiting repetitive relaying of electrical signals. This action prevents overstimulation of the brain, which is considered to be one of the causes of epilepsy and also helps prevent seizures.
Zarontin Syrup is a prescription drug indicated to be consumed orally. Each 5ml of Zarontin Syrup contains 250mg Ethosuximide. The drug may cause side effects if used for unintended purposes. Therefore, you should consult your doctor before you buy Zarontin Syrup online.
Side effects of Zarontin Syrup
Zarontin Syrup may cause mild to severe side effects in some people. It is not necessary that every person using the drug will experience some side effect. Some of the side effects associated with Zarontin Syrup include:
- Effect on your intestines and stomach: vomiting, diarrhea, feeling sick, stomach cramps/aches.
- Effect on your kidneys and liver: high protein in the urine or blood traces in the urine.
- Effect on your hands, body and face: weight loss, anorexia, swollen tongue, enlarged gums
- Effect on the reproductive system in women: vaginal bleeding
- Effect on metabolism: decreased appetite
- Effect on your lymphatic system: swelling of the lymph glands
- Effect on your nervous system: hallucinations, dizziness, aggressiveness, nightmares, depression, increased sex drive, shaking, headaches, hyperactivity, abnormal/uncoordinated movements, loss of interest in activities, irritability.
This is not a complete list of side effects. Inform your doctor if any of the above mentioned side effects become bothersome.
Some people may also experience severe side effects such as severe sore throat, fever, or bruising. Some of these side effects may be indicators of serious medical problems. Therefore, stop using the medication and consult your doctor immediately if you notice or experience any severe side effect after using Zarontin Syrup.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women planning to get pregnant should learn about the risks and benefits of using the drug from their doctor before they buy Zarontin Syrup.
Dosage of Zarontin Syrup
Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the dosage. The recommended dosage for adults and children above 6 years of age is two 5mL spoons of Zarontin Syrup once a day. The dosage may be increased to 4 to 6 5mL spoons of Zarontin Syrup once a day.
The dose is incremented by 250mg every 5-7 days during treatment. You may take the medication with or without food
Zarontin Syrup may interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with drugs such as Phenobarbital, Carbamazepine, Primidone, Sodium Valproate, Phenytoin, Isoniazid, or Methylphenobarbital.
Inform your doctor about every medicine you are taking, which includes prescription medicines, drugs taken without prescription, and herbal supplements before you buy Zarontin Syrup.
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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.