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Ramesh Pathak
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RPh
Orlando
Pharmacy
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7333 Lake Underhill Rd.
Orlando
FL
32822

 

How do I know if my medicine is working and what if it’s not working?

After taking your medicine, if it is alleviating your symptoms e.g. loss of appetite, depression, pain, insomnia etc. and helping you get back to your day to day functions, these are all the indications that the medication given to you is performing its job. In some cases it might take upto week or 2 to see full effects of the medication. In any case if the medication has not done what it was intended for, please consult your healthcare team i.e. doctors, nurses, and pharmacist before you discontinue the medication.  (90 words)

Why should I take the medication if it has so many side effects? 

Side effects are generally known as undesirable or unhelpful effects of a medication in addition to desired therapeutic or beneficial effect i.e. antihypertensive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, etc. In all the cases, when a doctor prescribes a medication he is weighing in the desired therapeutic or beneficial effect in order to improve your health condition. In many cases, side effects can be minimized by adjusting the dosage or a second medication to cope up with undesired effects is prescribed by the doctor. Also, changes in the diet or lifestyle can help minimize the side effects.   

What is the difference between Brand name and Generic medication?

Brand name medication is invented, produced and marketed by a pharmaceutical company, for which the pharmaceutical company holds the patent for x-number of years. After the patent is expired, generic drug manufacturers start making the same medication keeping same active ingredient, same dosage form at same dose or concentration for the same route of administration. The drug may differ in color, shape, taste, inactive ingredients, preservatives and packaging. Overall the developmental cost of the generic medication is very less than its brand counterpart. In addition to all the requirements, it should be an FDA approved generic for the brand counterpart.  

 

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