Combat leptospirosis with generic medicine
(The Philippine Star) - September 6, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines – As floodwaters brought by the monsoon rains continue to engulf parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the public is once again reminded to remain guarded against the proliferation of common diseases such as leptospirosis.

Individuals who contract leptospirosis are advised to consult a physician immediately. Common symptoms include high fever, chills, severe headache, watery or red eyes, muscle pains, and vomiting.

When overlooked and not treated properly, the disease can lead to more serious complications and even death.

Infection in humans usually happens when waters, contaminated by the bacteria found in urine of infected rats and other animals, come in contact with open wounds, unhealed lesions or other openings such as the eyes and mucous membranes.

Detoxification and dialysis are used by experts to treat more severe cases of the disease.

For mild cases, however, a steady intake of antibiotics such as doxycycline is the most effective treatment. The drug is also highly recommended as a preventive medication, especially to those with greater risk of exposure.

Ampicillin and amoxicillin are also known to work well against this water-borne disease.

Treating leptospirosis has become easier and less costly with the arrival of generic medicine. Doxycycline is available at just P2 per capsule at The Generics Pharmacy.

Generic medicine for common ailments such as colds and cough, flu, as well as other forms of food and water-borne diseases are also available at The Generics Pharmacy.

As the pioneer in generics retailing, The Generics Pharmacy offers quality, safe and effective generic medicine at affordable rates.

The Generics Pharmacy president and CEO Benjamin Liuson joins the health sector’s drive to combat deadly diseases in these times of calamities.

“We completely support the government’s efforts in preserving the well-being of every Filipino amid these times of disasters and emergencies,” he said.

He assured the public that The Generics Pharmacy is fully prepared and committed to meet the projected rise in demand for generic medicine particularly this time of the year.

To know more about generic medicine for leptospirosis and other common infectious diseases, visit any of The Generics Pharmacy’s 1,400 outlets nationwide, call its free Dial-A-Doctor service at 732-3333, or visit

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