Agrylin Medication and Side Effects:
Chemical Name ANAGRELIDE (an-AG-gre-lide)
Agrylin is used to decrease the number of platelets in the blood of patients whose platelet count is too high.
Avoid or consult with doctor before using agrylin if you are:
- having having severe liver problems
- having low blood potassium levels
- taking any medication which can cause irregular heartbeat
- Allergic to ingredients in agrylin including anagrelide, anhydrous lactose NF, crospovidone NF, lactose monohydrate NF, magnesium stearate NF, microcrystalline cellulose NF, and povidone NF
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes gas, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, runny nose, lack of energy, dizziness, weakness and muscle or back pain.
Call your Health care or doctor immediately if you faced any of the following side effects:
- Dry cough or hack
- Sudden chest pain
- Rapid breathing
- Feeling short of breath
- General ill feeling
- Rapid weight gain
- Pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
Product Code: 1322
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.