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 Burinex in the UK
Bumex medicine must be taken according to the prescription of your doctor. The dose of Bumex will be adjusted by your doctor according to the patient’s condition. Do not alter, increase, decrease or stop the medication without consulting your physician.
Bumex is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day. Try to take Bumex within 4 hours of your bedtime otherwise; you will be making frequent regular trips to the bathroom throughout the night. Some physicians even recommend taking Bumex before 6 p.m.
Active ingredients (comes in 3 strengths):
Before you start your treatment with Bumex, you must consult your doctor if you have the following conditions:
Bumex usually rarely shows any side effects, but in some cases, serious adverse effects may develop. A physician must immediately be consulted if these side effects are seen: