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 Isoptin KKH,Cordilox SR in the UK
Isoptin SR 240 mg and Isoptin SR 120 mg are to be taken orally with or without food as told by your physician. It can be taken 3-4 times daily.
The dosage of this drug depends on the severity of your medical condition and your response to treatment. Use this drug daily to get the most benefit from it and take it at the same time each day.
Keep taking this medication even after you start to feel better. To prevent chest pains from occurring, it is very important to take this medication regularly as prescribed.
Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor and if your condition starts to get worse, notify your doctor immediately.
The ingredients include:
Some common side effects of Isoptin SR include dizziness, slow heartbeat, constipation, nausea, headache, and tiredness.
Let your doctor know promptly if you feel any of the following effects.
Some serious but rare side effects of this drug include: