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.
Known as Bezlip Mono, Calberzol XL in the UK
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Bezalip SR is a medication that can be prescribed to treat cholesterol disorders. It is indicated for treating abnormally high lipids (hyperlipidemia) and abnormally high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia).
Bezalip SR works by increasing the number of certain enzymes in the body that help to break down the types of cholesterol called VLDL and triglycerides. It also prevents the body from making more triglyceride molecules.
Bezalip SR medication has not been approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The dosage of Bezalip SR is usually 400 mg by mouth once daily.
This medication may be taken with or without food.
The active ingredient in this product is bezafibrate. It belongs to a class of medications called ‘fibrates.’
Bezalip SR has significant drug-drug interactions. Tell your doctor and pharmacy about all medications you are taking, including:
This medication can cause mild increases in some liver enzymes. Tell your doctor if you have liver problems before starting this medication.
Cholesterol medications have been associated with muscle pain and wasting (rhabdomyolysis). This condition is rare but serious. It is more common when taking multiple medications for cholesterol.
Use is not recommended for adults over 70 years of age.
Bezalip SR side effects may include:
If your side effects are severe or long-lasting, talk to your doctor. You may need a different medication.
Buy Bezalip SR 400 mg from Canada Pharmacy with a valid prescription.
Bezalip [package insert]. Mississauga, ON: Allergan; 2019.