- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Cotazym* used for?
Generic for Cotazym* (Pancrelipase) is a combination of digestive enzymes that help digest and absorb food. This medication is prescribed to replace digestive enzymes in our body when the pancreas cannot make enough on its own. It is used as a replacement therapy in certain medical conditions such as chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, cancer of the pancreas, and post-surgical removal of the pancreas. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Cotazym*?
The dosage of Generic for Cotazym* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Cotazym*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Cotazym* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Cotazym*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Cotazym*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Cotazym*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Cotazym*
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Cotazym*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Cotazym*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Cotazym* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Cotazym* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Cotazym* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Cotazym* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Cotazym* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas, headache, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Cotazym*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Cotazym*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Cotazym* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Cotazym*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Cotazym*?
How will Generic for Cotazym* work in my body?
How should Generic for Cotazym* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Cotazym* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Cotazym* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.