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Alrex Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)and/or alternatives
Alrex 0.2% from $8.60 USD/mlAlrex 0.2%
Manufactured by: Bausch & Lomb Inc
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General Information On Alrex Eye Drops
Alrex Eye Drops is a prescription drug used for treating seasonal eye allergy or allergic conjunctivitis. It can treat swollen eyes due to to surgery, infection, or other conditions. The drug known by its generic name Loteprednol Ophthalmic and it belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.
Alrex Eye Drops helps in reducing the eye inflammation by restricting the body’s capacity to produce immune system reactions. Alrex Eye Drops is available in the form of eye drops and is administered externally with a dropper. It should not be taken orally. It is available only in one strength – Alrex 0.2%, and it comes in a 5ml or 10ml bottle.
Side effects of Alrex Eye Drops
Alrex Eye Drops do have the potential to cause some side effects. The severity of the side effects may vary from person to person. While most patients experience only minor side effects, few others may cope well with the medication and may not suffer from any side effects at all. In rare cases, patients using Alrex Eye Drops may suffer from serious side effects.
Before you buy Alrex Eye Drops online or from a drugstore, inform your doctor about all your health problems and allergies. Do not buy Alrex Eye Drops if you are allergic to Loteprednol or if you suffer from any kind of viral, fungal or bacterial eye infections. Also do not use this medication if you have:
- Cataract or had a cataract surgery recently
- Herpes eye infection
The less serious side effects of Alrex Eye Drops are:
- Minor burning sensation in the eye while using the drops
- Watery eyes or reddening of the eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Mild headache or sore throat
If you suffer from any of the following rare but serious side effects, you must immediately call for medical help:
- Swelling of the lips, throat, tongue or face
- Difficulty breathing
- Blurred vision
- Severe irritation or redness of the eye
Although there is no medical study that suggests Alrex Eye Drops is harmful for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their unborn/nursing children, it is advisable that you do not buy Alrex Eye Drops without consulting your doctor if you are expecting a child or breastfeeding a baby.
Dosage of Alrex Eye Drops
The standard recommended dosage for Alrex Eye Drops for treating all types of eye allergies is one drop in each affected eye 4 times each day. The dosage is the same for both adults and children regardless of the severity of the condition.
Make sure that you strictly adhere to the dosage as prescribed by the doctor. To avoid the contamination of Alrex Eye Drops, ensure that you do not touch the surface of the dropper to the infected eye. Store the medicine at room temperature and keep it away from moisture and heat.
Clinical studies suggest that it is very unlikely that Alrex Eye Drops would interact with other medicines that are injected or taken orally, but it is advisable that you inform your doctor about all the prescription and over the counter drugs you use, including herbal products or vitamins and mineral supplements. Avoid using any new medication without consulting your doctor.
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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.