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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, 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 drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks 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 develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Brisdelle (paroxetine) belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Brisdelle is a prescription medicine used to reduce moderate to severe hot flashes related to menopause. The way Brisdelle treats hot flashes associated with menopause is not known.
Take Brisdelle exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. The recommended dosage of Brisdelle is 7.5 mg once daily, at bedtime. Do not stop using Brisdelle suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose. Tell your doctor if you have any changes in sexual function, such as loss of interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, Some sexual problems can be treated. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
You should not use Brisdelle if you are also taking pimozide or thioridazine. Do not use Brisdelle within 14 days before or 14 days after you have used an MAO inhibitor, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms such as: agitation, hallucinations, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, dizziness, warmth or tingly feeling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, sweating, tremors, racing heartbeats, or a seizure (convulsions).
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Brisdelle (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling). Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Call your doctor at once if you have: racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, unusual risk-taking behavior, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness, being more talkative than usual; blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights; unusual bone pain or tenderness, swelling or bruising; changes in weight or appetite; easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), coughing up blood; severe nervous system reaction - very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, fainting; or low levels of sodium in the body - headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady.