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Basic Information On Xalatan Eye Drops
Xalatan Eye Drops are used for reducing pressure in the eyes. The drops work by increasing the amount of fluid in the eye. This fluid is helpful in increasing drainage from the eye. The Xalatan drug is also used for treating glaucoma and other eye ailments related to the pressure build up. This medicine may contain some substances which may be absorbed by soft contact lenses; therefore, you should not use these drops while wearing contact lenses. You should wait for a minimum of 15 minutes after using this drug and then should wear lenses. This drug may also lead to gradual change in eye color. This may cause cosmetic problems although it is not harmful otherwise.
Precautions / Side Effects Of Xalatan Eye Drops
Latanoprost ophthalmic is the main ingredient of this drug. If you are allergic to this substance then you should not use this drug. Also tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance. You should also remain careful about the swelling in eye. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any such symptoms. Generic or brand Xalatan Eye Drops may be harmful to an unborn child. Therefore, you should be careful using this drug if you are pregnant. However, it is not yet known whether this drug passes into the breast milk or not. Nevertheless, inform your doctor if you are nursing a baby.
You should be cautious that you do not touch the tip of the generic or brand Xalatan dropper, as it may contaminate the tip and the solution. Such contamination may prove to be harmful for your eyes. If you are using multiple eye drops, make sure there is minimum five minutes gap between the administrations of Latanoprost ophthalmic and the other drops.
Xalatan Eye Drops Dosage
The drug is recommended to be used once daily. You should use one drop in the affected eye or eyes. The drug is supplied as a 2.5 ml solution in a 5 ml clear bottle. This bottle comes equipped with a low density polyethylene dropper tip. Xalatan Eye Drops should be kept refrigerated. When unopened it should be stored at a temperature between 2 degree and 8 degree Celsius. Once opened it may be stored at a temperature up to 25 degree Celsius.
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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.