I’ve been in the medical field practicing as a nurse on a Tertiary government hospital. In my six years of practice, I have seen a lot of dilemas in our healthcare system and one of them is lack of affordable medicine. It breaks my heart seeing patients die because their family can’t afford to buy medicine. That is why it is such a relief for our indigent countrymen to have affordable medicines just like what The Generics Pharmacy is offering.
Recently, The Generics Pharmacy launches their very own line of Paracetamol… The TGP Paracetamol. Endorsed by a health buff and fitness enthusiast, TV Patrol’s resident weatherman and country’s king of trivia, Kuya Kim Atienza.
“When I had my stroke, I realized just how pitiful our healthcare system is. What’s worse is that if you are not that well off and you suddenly get sick, it will probably cost you a fortune especially with those expensive treatments. You can also add the increasing price of mdicine to the list. This has been my motivation to push for affordable yet equally safe and effective alternatives when it comes to medicines. For someone who needs to spend a lot on a daily basis as treatment for my sickness, this includes constant intake of paracetamol fo pain. I am thankful that we have generic medicines that are reaily available in the market.” says Kuya Kim.
In a recent human clinical study conducted by the Center of Biopharmaceutical Research at the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI), it was found that the TGP Paracetamol, the company’s first private label generic medicine, is as safe and effective as the leading and innovator paracetamol brands in the market.
A human clinical study is a particular kind of research that is usually done by pharmaceutical companies to assess the safety and efficacy of a new drug. The TGP Paracetamol prides itself as the only clinical and human trial-tested private label paracetamol that is proven to be in equal effectiveness to off-patent brands.
“We are not measuring the clinical effects; we are more focused on the quantitative analysis of the TGP Paracetamol. This includes monitoring the safety and tolerability of the three drugs,” “Our study design was a standard one and it is in accordance with the guidelines of the FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMEA). The final check of bioequivalence depends on the confidence interval. In this case, the TGP Paracetamol falls between the limit of acceptance which is 80-125. Thus, we can say that the TGP Paracetamol is bioequivalent or has the same clinical effects of the leading and innovator paracetamol brands”explained Dr. Alvero during the study presentation.
The study proves that the TGP Paracetamol and the two other drugs are therapeutically equivalent. All three are well tolerated and have the same formulation and safety profile, proving that TGP Paracetamol is as safe and effective to use as other brands yet more affordable with a price of only P1.00 per tablet.
With over 1,600 outlets nationwide, TGP is the country’s largest drugstore chain. The company offers its customers a wide range of safe, effective and affordable generic medicines like vitamins, treatment for colds and cough, and maintenance medicines for the heart, diabetes and cholesterol.
Customers can also get free medical consultation by availing of TGP’s Dial-A-Doc service via the number 732-3333. The service is available from Mondays to Saturdays, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Did you know?
That paracetamol is safe for pegnant and lactating women. It is also safe to take even on an empty stomach.- Says Dr. Alvero