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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.
Calquence is a prescription leukemia treatment medication used for treatment of 3 different types of leukemia cancers - mantle cell leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and small lymphocytic lymphoma. Acalabrutinib is part of the kinase inhibitor class of drugs and it works by preventing the growth of cancer cells by blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase protein. Calquence may be prescribed for patients who have insufficient results from other treatment medications when reviewing and adjusting their regimen for treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Standard dosage is one Calquence is 100mg tablet taken twice daily every 12 hours, and medication can be taken with or without food.
The active ingredient in Calquence is Acalabrutinib.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart rhythm problems, serious infections, liver problems including HBV infection, or have plans to have surgery in the near future before starting on Calquence.
Calquence may increase excessive bleeding risks if you are using a blood thinner medication.
Use of proton pump inhibitor antacid medications may not be suitable while using Calquence. Speak to your doctor about this.
Women who are able to become pregnant should use birth control while taking Calquence and for at least 1 week after their last dose of this medication.
There is the possibility of negative drug interaction risks between Calquence and other Rx or OTC medications, including itraconazole and rifampin. Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Calquence online.
Calquence side effects are possible, and some users may experience upper respiratory infections, headache, diarrhea, muscle or joint pain, or bruising. If Calquence side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again about leukemia treatment medication alternatives.