What is a Generic Drug?

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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    Description

    Mexiletine Uses

    Chemical Name: MEXILETINE (mex-IL-e-teen)

    Mexiletine (Generic)

    Mexiletine is used to correct irregular heartbeats to a normal rhythm. This medication is used to treat certain types of serious and possibly fatal irregular heartbeat such as persistent ventricular tachycardia. It is used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a regular, steady heartbeat. That is why Mexiletine is known as an anti-arrhythmic drug.

    You can order Mexiletine online from Canada Pharmacy to get the best rates. The 200 mg Mexiletine price which contains 100 capsules is pretty reasonable. Your order will be delivered right to your doorstep.

    Directions

    Take this medication orally with a full glass of water usually 2 to 3 times daily or exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Taking this medication with food or an antacid helps to decrease certain side effects that include nausea and heartburn. Dosage may be based on your age and severity of the condition. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

    Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep out of the reach of children.

    Ingredients

    Each capsule contains Mexiletine hydrochloride.

    The inactive ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and pregelatinized corn starch.

    Cautions

    Let your doctor know if you are taking any other medications or supplements to avoid adverse drug interactions. Before taking Mexiletine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.

    Furthermore, before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of other heart problems, liver problems, and seizure disorders.

    This drug may make you dizzy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

    Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant. This medication passes into breast milk. However, this drug is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Do consult your doctor before breastfeeding to be safe.

    Side Effects

    Side effects that may occur while taking this medication include:

    • Dizziness or lightheadedness
    • Heartburn
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Nervousness
    • Trembling or shaking of the hands
    • Unsteadiness or difficulty in walking

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1649

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