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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.
This medicine is a cerebral vasoconstrictor used to relieve migraine headache attacks as they occur. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines also known as triptans. This medicine will not prevent or reduce the number of attacks you experience. This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE COMES WITH A PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you have about this medicine. TAKE THIS MEDICINE with fluids anytime after a migraine headache starts. DO NOT TAKE ADDITIONAL DOSES if the migraine does not improve after the first dose of this medicine. A second dose may be taken if the migraine headache returns and it has been at least 2 hours since the last dose. DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN 3 tablets in a 24 hour period. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container away from heat, moisture, and light.
THIS MEDICINE SHOULD ONLY BE USED after a diagnosis of migraine has been made by your doctor. IF YOU HAVE A HEADACHE THAT IS DIFFERENT than your usual migraine attack, check with your doctor before using this medicine. IF YOU HAVE RISK FACTORS FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (such as, high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes, overweight, smoking, family history of heart disease, female past menopause, or male over age 40), a exam of your heart is recommended before using this medicine. IF YOU EXPERIENCE pain, tightness, pressure, or heaviness in the chest, throat, neck, and jaw after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS, until you know how you react to this medicine. IF DIZZINESS OCCURS, sit up o