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Zyclara (Imiquimod)and/or alternatives
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Manufactured by: Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc
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General Information On Zyclara
Zyclara is a prescription drug used for treating AK (Actinic Keratosis) of the face or scalp. AK is a skin disease caused due to chronic sun exposure, and if left untreated for a long time, it may lead to skin cancer. Zyclara is known by its generic name Imiquimod and belongs to a class of drugs known as IRMs (Immune Response Modifiers).
The active ingredient in Zyclara is imiquimod, and the cream works by stimulating the body’s defense system to ward off certain types of skin infections. Zyclara is applied externally on the skin over the affected area.
The non-medical ingredients in Zyclara include – white petrolatum, sorbitan monostearate, xanthan gum, benzyl alcohol proplyparaben, isostearic acid, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, purified water, and methylparaben.
Side effects of Zyclara
Zyclara has the potential to cause some side effects. The severity of side effects may vary from person to person; while most patients experience only minor side effects, few others may suffer from severe side effects.
If you experience any of the following common side effects for a long time, you must seek your doctor’s help:
- mild swelling of the skin around the infected area
- pain or mild irritation at the site where the cream is applied
- vomiting, dizziness, nausea, or diarrhea
- fatigue or headache
- appearance of dark spots on the skin where the cream is applied
The rare but serious side effects of Zyclara are:
- Chest pain
- Flu symptoms such as headache, muscle spasms, cold, or fever
- sudden increase in blood pressure, constant coughing, sore throat, rashes
- Swelling in the joints, swollen glands
If you suffer from any of the above mentioned side effects, you must immediately report the problem to your doctor and seek prompt medical attention.
Although there is no substantial evidence which suggests that the use of Zyclara is harmful for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their unborn/nursing children, such individuals must not buy Zyclara without consulting their doctors about the potential risks involved.
Dosage of Zyclara
The amount of Zyclara you need to apply is to be determined by the doctor after he/she thoroughly assesses the severity of the infection. The standard dosage for Zyclara is once a day before going to bed. Zyclara should be applied as a thin layer over the infected area and rubbed well into the skin till the cream is no longer visible. Doctors usually advise patients to use the cream for about 2 weeks, followed by a break of 2 weeks before the cycle is continued again.
If you buy Zyclara, you must take care to store the cream in a cool place. Use a fresh packet of the cream prior to each use and dispose of the remaining cream in the packet when you are done.
Before you buy Zyclara, inform the doctor about the other medicines you are using. This is important because Zyclara can lead to adverse drug interactions if taken along with other drugs.
Zyclara may potentially interact with the following:
- Live vaccines such as BCG or yellow fever
- Immunosuppressant drugs like Cyclosporine, Natalizumab, and Methotrexate
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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.