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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.
XIMINO capsules are a prescription medicine used to treat pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne vulgaris in people 12 years and older.1 XIMINO capsules are not indicated for acne that is not red-looking (this means acne that is not inflammatory). XIMINO capsules are an antibiotic medicine used to treat pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne vulgaris in people 12 years and older.1 XIMINO capsules are thought to work by killing the bacteria that cause acne and by providing an anti-inflammatory effect.4 Inflammatory acne is caused by the presence of bacteria in the skin called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), as well as other bacteria.4 The bacteria live and grow in the hair follicle, causing an inflammatory reaction.4 Oral antibiotic products like XIMINO capsules act deep within the skin to get rid of the P. acnes bacteria, so skin becomes clearer.
XIMINO capsules are part of a class of antibiotics called tetracyclines. This type of drug can be harmful to a fetus. Taking XIMINO while you are pregnant may cause serious side effects on the growth of bone and teeth of your baby. So be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant as it may cause serious side effects on the growth of bone and teeth of your baby. If you become pregnant while taking XIMINO, stop taking it and call your doctor. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed as XIMINO can pass into your milk and may harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take XIMINO or breastfeed. You should not do both. If you are male and your female partner is trying to conceive, do not take XIMINO. Do not use XIMINO if you are allergic to any drugs of the tetracycline class. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these drugs if you are not sure. Intestine infection can occur while taking XIMINO. If you develop watery or bloody stools, contact your doctor immediately. Call your doctor if you experience symptoms that can include loss of appetite, tiredness, diarrhea, skin turning yellow, bleeding easily, confusion and sleepiness. XIMINO may cause a serious rash and allergic reactions that may affect parts of your body such as your liver, lungs, kidneys and heart. Stop taking XIMINO and call your doctor if you have changes in your vision or unusual headaches, or if you get a fever, rash, joint pain or body weakness, as these could be signs of a serious condition. Avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight (tanning beds or UVA/B treatment) as you may get severe sunburn. Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery until you know how XIMINO affects you. XIMINO may cause you to feel dizziness, light-headedness or a spinning sensation (vertigo). XIMINO should be taken exactly as directed. Tell your doctor about all your medications, as taking XIMINO with other medications can affect the way XIMINO or the other drugs work, especially birth-control pills, blood thinners and antacids. XIMINO should not be taken with penicillin antibiotics or an acne medication that contains isotretinoin. XIMINO and isotretinoin should not be used together. The most common side effects are headache, tiredness, dizziness and itching.