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.
Known as Xatral XL in the UK
Take UROXATRAL exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
UROXATRAL is usually taken once a day, at the same time daily, just after a meal. Do not take it on an empty stomach. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole because breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
Before using UROXATRAL, patients should be aware of essential safety information that may affect them. Speak to your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
All medications may cause side effects, but usually patients have no, or minor, side effects.
Common side effects of UROXATRAL may include: