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Timoptic Eye Drops (Timolol Maleate)and/or alternatives
General Information on Timoptic Eye Drops
Timoptic Eye Drops or timolol, the main active ingredient and chemical name of the drug, is used to treat glaucoma. This is a condition which causes vision loss due to increased pressure in the eye. Timoptic Eye Drops are also used to treat other conditions like ocular hypertension. It prevents the onset of blindness by decreasing fluid accumulation and pressure in the eye. Timolol falls under the class of drugs called beta-blockers. Before you buy Timoptic Eye Drops online, you should be aware that it can only control glaucoma and not cure it.
Side effects of Timoptic Eye Drops
The side effects of Timoptic Eye Drops are rare. Minor side effects include eye irritation, diplopia, headache, anxiety and depression, lightheadedness, diarrhea and abdominal pain. You can consult your doctor if these symptoms become severe or do not abate. The serious side effects include bradycardia, irregular heart rate, dyspnea, sudden weight gain, edema in the lower legs, or loss of consciousness. Stop using Timoptic Eye Drops immediately and consult your doctor if you develop these symptoms.
Before you buy Timoptic Eye Drops, you should inform your doctor if you are allergic to timolol or any other beta-blockers, or if you use other ophthalmic medications. Patients who are pregnant or are scheduled to undergo any surgery, particularly a dental surgery, must inform their doctor or operating surgeon about their respective condition/if they use Timoptic Eye Drops. If you are using another eye medication along with Timoptic Eye Drops, it is best to maintain a gap of least 10 minutes between each dose. Patients should always administer the missed dose as soon as they remember, but must never double the dose to compensate for the missed one.
Timoptic Eye Drops Dosage
These eye drops come in Timoptic Eye Drops 0.25% and Timoptic Eye Drops 0.5% strengths. One drop of Timoptic Eye Drops 0.25% is the recommended starting dose in the affected eye and is to be applied two times a day. If the initial recommended dose does not have an adequate therapeutic response, it can be changed to one drop of Timoptic Eye Drops 0.5% two times a day. If the glaucoma is found to be controlled at satisfactory levels after four weeks of timolol therapy, the dosage can be decreased to one drop once a day. Doses stronger than Timoptic Eye Drops 0.5% two times a day have not been shown to have any significant effect on lowering intraocular pressure.
Timoptic Eye Drops have no effect on pupil size, although when used in conjunction with epinephrine, reflex pupillary dilation has been noted on occasion. The use of another beta-adrenergic blocking agent along with Timoptic Eye Drops is also contraindicated. Intravenous or oral use of calcium channel blockers should be avoided by patients using Timoptic Eye Drops as it can lead to low blood pressure. Slow pulse and depression are also reported when this drug is used concomitantly with quinidine and SSRIs. Oral beta-blockers tend to exacerbate rebound hypertension, which can continue even after discontinuation of clonidine, but there have been no reports of such with this medication. Inform your doctor if you’re on any other drug before you buy Timoptic Eye Drops to prevent serious complications.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.