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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Lanoxin should be used as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. It depends on what heart problems the patient is suffering and how serious it is. This medicine is administered orally.
The dosage depends on the patient’s age, weight and how well the kidneys work. If you accidentally miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Don't mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. The dosage of the drug depends on the health condition and sensitivity of the patient.
The active ingredient is Digoxin.
Other ingredients are:
Before using Lanoxin, don't forget to tell your health practitioner if you are allergic to digoxin.
Visit your doctor on time so he can check if the medicine is working properly or not.
Avoid using if you have recently suffered from a heart attack.
Avoid if you are suffering from myocarditis.
Avoid if you have beriberi disease.
Avoid recommending this medicine by yourself to anyone else suffering from same symptoms and conditions as yours.
Don't stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. This is because your condition might get worse.
Common Lanoxin side effects may include: