If you were suffering with heart problems, you wouldn’t take a cheap, dangerous knock-off counterfeit medication as opposed to the genuine article, so why do this when it comes to other aspects of your health?
We ask this as there is a worrying trend of young males abusing alcohol on a night out and suffering from the dreaded ‘brewers droop’, then instead of taking legitimately prescribed Pfizer Viagra, are chugging down fake Viagra pills – most likely bought for a couple of quid from their mate down the pub.
Branded drugs and the generic equivalents contain the same active ingredient and therefore should theoretically have an identical therapeutic action and desired effect for the patient taking it. However, this doesn’t change the fact that there are a growing number of NHS patients quite adamant that the branded version has a) seemingly worked better for them and also commonly b) given them less or indeed no side effects compared to the generic medication.
There are certain branded medicines that GPs either cannot, or will not prescribe anymore. Weight loss treatment Xenical is one example, male impotence drug Viagra another, as well as cholesterol-lowering statin drug Lipitor.
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As a long-term provider of high-cholesterol statin treatments such as Lipitor and Pravastatin, Medical Specialists® Pharmacy will be once again proudly supporting National Cholesterol Month.
The month-long campaign is ran each October by the charity HEART UK to boost awareness about cholesterol, the serious health implications of having high cholesterol, and as a means to raise funds for their life-saving work.
October may be more commonly known as the month of Halloween, but here is something even scarier: Half of all regular smokers will die as a result of their habit. Last year alone around 96,000 people died from smoking-related diseases.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. In more recent times, October has also been acknowledged for being the month of the 28-day long Government-backed Stoptober campaign, where millions of smokers around the country attempt to ditch the cigarettes and reap from the vast abundance of health and financial benefits.
Poor air quality has been linked to the death of over 16,000 Britons each year, following a new report into air pollution and its catastrophic consequences. On a global scale, outdoor air pollution has even been attributed to a shocking 3 million deaths. The report is based on 2012 figures, which is the most up-to-date information available.
It was estimated that over 7,300 people died from ischaemic heart disease linked to outdoor air pollution during 2012.