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.
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Katerzia (Amlodipine) is used to treat:
Katerzia (Amlodipine) is available in a 1 mg/mL oral suspension.
You will use a measuring device to measure out your dose in milliliters. Follow the instructions that are on your prescription label.
Recommended starting dose in adults: 5 mg by mouth once daily. Do not exceed 10 mg once daily. The starting dose may be 2.5 mg in patients who are small or elderly or in patients who have liver problems.
Recommended starting dose in pediatric patients: 2.5 mg to 5 mg by mouth once daily.
The active ingredient contained in Katerzia is Amlodipine Benzoate, a calcium channel blocker.
Do not take Katerzia if you are allergic to amlodipine or any of the other ingredients in Katerzia.
Katerzia can cause drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
Tell your doctor right away if you develop troublesome or persistent side effects.
Katerzia Prescribing Information. Wilmington, MA: Azurity Pharmaceuticals; 2020.