Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Generic Drug For Lipitor

Lipitor (generic name Atrovastatin) is a drug used to lower the cholesterol level of blood in patients with heart disease. The drug was first synthesized in 1985 by Pfizer (the then Parke-Davis-Warner-Lambert Company). Lipitor has become the best-selling drug worldwide with its sales up to $12.9 billion. The drug belongs to the parent class statin, and though there are many other derivatives of statin also available in the market, they could not earn the same performance due to metabolic reaction with certain body enzymes. Lipitor has become the best-selling drugs in the history of the pharmacy but now since Pfizer’s patent is quite near to its expiration (2011), the availability of the generic version of Lipitor would lower Pfizer’s profits significantly.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Generic Code For A Drug Online

Chemical Names
A drug is made of a certain chemical formula. This chemical formula describes the elements which makes the drug and their structure. The chemical name is assigned on the basis of this formula. Every drug is made of a unique formula and hence a unique chemical name. The chemical name of a drug gives information about the elements the drug is composed of, the molecular and atomic structure of the drug. For example:
Cefalexin has a chemical name, 5-thia-1-azabicyclo [4.2.0]-oct-2-ene-2 carboxylic acid, 7-[(aminophenylacetyl)amino]-3-methyl-8-oxo-, monohydrate.
By analyzing the chemical name, one can acquire precise information about the composition of the drug.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Selling Drugs Online

Getting Drugs Online: Is it safe?
One of the major concerns people show about getting drugs online is reliability. Here’s the fact about online pharmacies:
Some online pharmacies are registered with FDA and are the approved sellers. These pharmacies are run under the supervising of health experts and provide genuine medications. A registered pharmacy gets approval from National Association of Board of Pharmacies and a list of authorized, registered pharmacies can be availed from their website.
You can also consult your doctor for recommendation about online pharmacies. If you are looking for a foreign online pharmacy make sure that the site is legitimate.

Online Pain Killers Without Prescription

When asked a doctor what type of patients come the most to visit him? He answered, ‘Most of the patient comes with a complaint about pain. Pain of all types; slight painful streak in head, trouncing pain in the back, injury pains, or sharp, tingly pain after the surgeries. Pain has become the no. 1 reason why patients are visiting the clinics now-a-days. One study showed that 76 millions American are living with chronic pain and this number is greater than the combined number of diabetes, hypertension, and cancer patients. Pain is a suffering which can be moderate or very severe. It can be momentary or can last for days. Pain can be chronic as well and can be caused by multiple factors. Pain can occur due to a physical injury or due to the malfunctioning of some stimulants or could be a side effect of a disease or any medication.