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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The standard Stromectol dosage is to take one tablet daily on an empty stomach 1 hour before a meal.
The active ingredient in Stromectol is Ivermectin.
Inform your doctor if you have lived in or visited West or Central Africa before beginning on Stromectol.
This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy.
People with weakened immune systems may need to stay on the medication for a longer period of time to ensure the infection is fully cleared.
Only use when pregnant or breast feeding if your doctor approves it.
Stromectol side effects are uncommon, but some users may experience headache, dizziness, nausea, muscle pain, or diarrhea. If Stromectol side effects are experienced you should discontinue use and speak with your doctor again regarding dewormer medication alternatives.