- 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 Viokase* used for?
Generic for Viokase* (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 Viokase*?
The dosage of Generic for Viokase* 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 Zosyn?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Viokase* 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 Viokase*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Viokase*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Viokase*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Viokase*.
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 Viokase*, 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 Viokase*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Viokase* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Viokase* 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 Viokase* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Viokase* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Viokase* 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 Viokase*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Viokase*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Viokase* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Viokase*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Viokase*?
How will Generic for Viokase* work in my body?
How should Generic for Viokase* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Viokase* 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 Viokase* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.