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Betoptic (Betaxolol Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
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Manufactured by: Alcon Laboratories
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Generic Alternative to Betoptic
Marketed as Iobet Eye Drops in India
Manufactured by: FDC
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Betaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% is also available from United KingdomBetaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% from $2.73 USD/mlBetaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5%
Generic Alternative to Betoptic
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Basic Information On Betoptic
Betoptic is an ophthalmic drug that belongs to the family of drugs known as beta blockers and is effective against reducing the internal eye pressure. The drug is normally prescribed to patients who have been diagnosed with increased eye pressure due to glaucoma. The Betoptic drug is also used at times in patients who might have increased ophthalmic pressure due to other eye conditions. The drug mixes with the blood stream as soon as it is applied and aids in pressure reduction in the eye.
Precautions / Side Effects for Betoptic
The brand or generic Betoptic eye drop should be taken with due precautions and monitoring when the patient has a medical history of thyroid disorder, diabetes, muscle weakness or breathing problem. It is also extremely important to inform your doctor for any heart problems or weakness that has been diagnosed. Betoptic S drug usage interacts with many drugs and therefore it is wise to inform your healthcare physician of any drugs you are taking. Betoptic or Betaxolol, as it is generically known, should not be consumed during pregnancy or breast- feeding without proper analysis of the possible risks. Avoid usage of tobacco and alcohol during the period of eye drop application.
It is also required that you abstain from the medication in cases of any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, swelling or breathing trouble noticed during the usage of Betoptic and seek medical help. It is also possible that the initial usage of Betaxolol might cause a stinging sensation in the eye for a minute or two and might even blur vision temporarily. Also avoid any activity like driving, that requires clear vision after application of brand or generic Betoptic eye drops. In very rare cases of drowsiness, dizziness, slow heart beat or depression, get immediate medical attention.
Betoptic is advised to be taken twice every day with the application of one drop in each of the affected eyes. Wash your hands before application and ensure that the dropper does not touch the eye, so as to minimize contamination. Close your eyes for a duration of 1 to 2 minutes after application so as to reduce drainage of the medication and also do not blink or rub the eye after application and store the dropper in a clean hygienic place. It is also mandatory that you do not wash the dropper after application in the eyes.
The eye drop dispenser needs to be stored in room temperature between 2°C to 25°C (36°F to 77°F) and away from sunlight. Ensure that the medication does not freeze and discard if it turns brown, cloudy or contains particles.
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North Drug Store has brand and generic Betoptic eye drop dispensers in multiple quantities of 5 ml for ready delivery. Buy Betoptic from North Drug Store which is a recognized mail order pharmacy and avail of our free refill reminder service.
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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.