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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Sintrom is an anticoagulant or a blood thinner. It is prescribed to: prevent and/or treat a blood clot that has formed within a blood vessel or in the lungs. It can also prevent and/or treat blood clots associated with certain heart conditions or replacement of a heart valve. Aid in the prevention of blood clots that may form in blood vessels anywhere in the body after a heart attack.
Proper use of this medicine Take this medicine as directed by your doctor or health care provider. These are taken orally with a full glass of water about 30 minutes before a meal. Taking this medicine early in the day, will help to avoid trouble sleeping at night. If you experience nervousness or anxiety while taking this medication, talk to your doctor. Missed Dose Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take double doses.
Side effects that may occur with this medicine include: o nausea/vomiting o fast or irregular heart beat o diarrhea o trouble sleeping o dizziness o headache If you experience other side effects, contact your health care provider.