In a time when more Filipinos are price conscious that not even medicine and healthcare are exempted, more and more are finding ways to get the most out of their hard earned money.
No wonder The Generics Pharmacy (TGP) is investing heavily on providing alternative and affordable medicines to the public.
Recently, The Generics Pharmacy launched their privately labeled generic pain reliever, the TGP Paracetamol. The TGP Paracetamol, which is now popular among Pinoys for the advertisement of Vilma Santos, and now, Kim Atienza, is one of the most affordable, if not the most affordable paracetamol in the country today.
At Php 1.00 per tablet, TGP Paracetamol claims to have the same effect as the branded pain relievers.
Led by Director for Research Support and Extension Services, and Chairman of the Bioavailability Unit and Drug Testing Laboratory at DLSHSI, Dr. Rita Grace Alvero, the team tested the rate and extent of absorption of the TGP Paracetamol after single dose administration against the leading and innovator 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,” explained Dr. Alvero during the study presentation. “Our study design was a standard one and it is in accordance with the guidelines of the FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMEA).”
After a three-month period, results of the study revealed that the parameters involved in the evaluation of the TGP Paracetamol were more or less similar to the other two drugs. “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,” added Dr. Alvero.
TGP Paracetamol is available in over 1,600 The Generics Pharmacy stores nationwide.
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.