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 Avamys in the UK
Veramyst is a nasal steroid that is used for treating seasonal as well as all year-round allergy symptoms. This medication helps in reducing nasal inflammation caused by allergies. It treats symptoms such as a stuffy, runny nose, sneezing, and itchiness in the nose. This medication is also used for sinus congestion, mucus production and swelling caused by hay fever and allergic rhinitis. It also reduces other symptoms of allergies such as red, watery eyes.
Use the nasal spray according to the directions given to you by your doctor. Before using this spray, gently blow your nose and prime the container according to the instructions. You’ll prime the bottle if you’re using it
Your dosage will depend on your age, your condition and how well you’re responding to your treatment. Your doctor will prescribe you a higher dose initially and will later decrease the dose. Children using this medication must use it for a short period unless directed by their doctor. Regular use of this medication will allow you to reap the most of its benefits. Make sure you keep the application clean. Keep in mind the number of sprays that have been used from the container. Once you’ve used the number of sprays specified on the package, discard the medication immediately.
The active ingredient present in this mediation is Fluticasone Furoate.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
Like any other medication Veramyst also has its fair share of side effects, therefore make sure to go to your doctor if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to the medication. Some side effects include:
The list mentioned above does not mention all of the possible side defects that one is likely to experience.