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Timoptic XE (Timolol Maleate)and/or alternatives
Basic Information on Timoptic XE
This drug belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers and are used in the treatment of glaucoma and increased pressure in the eye. This medication helps in the reduction of fluids, thereby, reducing the pressure on the eye. In many instances, this medication is continued for a period of four weeks to reduce the pressure in the eyes to a reasonable level. This medication must be used according to your doctor’s advice. Any failure to comply with the advice can lead to further complications.
Precautions / Side Effects for Timoptic XE
Before you begin using Timoptic XE or Timolol Solution Gel, inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies that you may be suffering from. Likewise, if you are under any medication at present, inform your doctor prior to taking Timoptic XE drug. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, inform your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits of using brand or generic Timoptic XE.
Just as in other medications, using Timoptic XE or Timolol Solution Gel can also lead to certain side effects. If you are concerned about the side effects of using Timoptic XE drug, discuss the risks and benefits of it with your doctor. Though many side effects can be managed, some may go away on their own after sometime. At times using brand or generic Timoptic XE can cause decreased night vision, blurred vision after putting the eye drops, double vision, dry and red eyes. Check with your doctor if any of these side effects occur, low blood pressure, swelling of mouth, shortness of breath, hives, rash, severe itching and reduced heart beat.
Timoptic XE Dosage
The normal starting dosage of this drug is 0.25% solution in the affected eye at least once every day. If there is no sufficient improvement, then the doctor may change the dosage to 0.50% solution in the affected eye once daily. Before you take the prescribed dosage, it is advised that you invert and shake the container once. Make sure that the tip of the dispensing container does not come into contact with the affected eye and its surroundings. Ensure that you take this drug in the dosages as prescribed by your doctor.
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This drug is available at our stores as Timoptic XE sterile ophthalmic gel forming solution in doses of 0.25% and 0.50%. Buy Timoptic XE from any of our recognized online pharmacy and enjoy the ease of ordering and guaranteed delivery of drugs to your door step.
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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.