Generic equivalents for Accolate...What are generics?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, how it is taken, 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 and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color), as trademark 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 invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
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Accolate is a medicine used for the prevention and long term treatment of asthma. It comes in the form of tablets, which are taken regularly, often in conjunction with an inhaled steroid or long acting bronchodilator (inhalers).
This medicine works gradually over a period of time to reduce the symptoms of asthma. It should not be used for immediate relief during an asthma attack.
Take this medicine as directed by your doctor. Take Accolate on an empty stomach, i.e. at least 1 hour before, or 2 hours after eating.
It is recommended that you take this medicine at the same time every day.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next scheduled dose.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat, moisture and light.
Accolate will not provide relief once an asthma attack has started. If you are also using a bronchodilator, ensure that you always carry this with you to use during a sudden asthma attack.
Do not stop using Accolate without checking with your doctor first. Keep all your doctor and laboratory appointments while you are taking this medicine. If your symptoms do not improve, or your asthma worsens, please contact your doctor.
Before using any new prescription or over-the-counter medicine, please check with your doctor or pharmacist that it is safe to use with Accolate.
If your doctor advises you that this medicine has caused you to have liver damage, you should never use this medicine again.
Do not breast feed while using this medicine as it is excreted into breastmilk.
Accolate Side Effects
Side effects include nausea, headache, or diarrhea. If these continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience itching, fever, joint or muscle aches and pains, or loss of appetite. Rarely, serious liver disease may occur.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience persistent nausea, stomach pain, dark urine, fatigue, or yellowing eyes or skin.
An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely; however seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for further information.
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