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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.
Noxafil is an antifungal medicine that is used to treat or prevent fungal infections that can spread throughout your body. This medicine is sometimes used in people with weak immune systems caused by certain treatments such as chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation.
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You should not use Noxafil if you are allergic to posaconazole or similar antifungals such as fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, or voriconazole. To make sure Noxafil is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: heart problems; blood circulation problems; liver or kidney disease; or an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low blood levels of calcium, potassium, magnesium, or sodium).
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Noxafil: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out); swelling in an arm or leg; shortness of breath; liver problems - nausea, vomiting, itching, feeling tired, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) diarrhea, nausea, vomiting; headache; fever; cough