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Cyclogyl (Cyclopentolate Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
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Generic Alternative to Cyclogyl
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Manufactured by: Intas
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General Information on Cyclogyl
Cyclogyl is an ophthalmic medication given for widening or dilating the pupils. The generic name of Cyclogyl is cyclopentolate ophthalmic.
Cyclogyl is given to patients for dilating the pupil as part of the preparation procedure for an eye exam. This is used for keeping the eye from focusing on a short distance, which enables a more accurate reading to be taken of the focusing power of the eyes.
Cyclogyl takes around 30 minutes to start working after application and 24 hours to wear off completely. It may also be prescribed for other medical conditions, depending on the individual evaluation.
Side effects of Cyclogyl
An allergic reaction may resurface if you have already suffered an allergy to Cyclogyl in the past. Such a reaction would have the following signs- the formation of hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face. The risk of severe side effects increases if you have closed angle glaucoma. Therefore, you must not use Cyclogyl if you have been diagnosed with this medical condition.
Children and infants are more prone to the side effects of Cyclogyl than adults. Alert your doctor if you notice eye pain, dizziness, sudden and unusual behavior changes, rapid pulse, or blurred vision after being given this medicine. Cyclogyl is also known to increase the sensitivity of the eyes to light. Therefore, protect your eyes while going out in the sun until the effects of this medication wear out.
Other serious side effects of Cyclogyl include the following- warmth, numbness, or redness under the skin, severe skin rash, fast and uneven heartbeat, sensitivity to light that lasts more than 48 hours after Cyclogyl is applied, slow and shallow breathing, and hallucinations. Inform your doctor immediately if such symptoms surface.
Mild side effects of Cyclogyl include sensitivity to light, blurred vision, swelling of the eyeballs, and mild burning or stinging in the eye.
Dosage of Cyclogyl
Cyclogyl is applied in a hospital or clinic setting. Since it takes around 30 minutes for the medication to take effect, Cyclogyl is applied 40-50 minutes before the scheduled time of the eye exam.
Cyclogyl must not be applied in your eye while wearing contact lenses. These soft lenses can absorb a preservative used in the drug and cause adverse side effects, so you are advised to remove your lenses before using Cyclogyl. A time difference of 15 minutes is strongly recommended before Cyclogyl is applied after you remove the lenses.
You would have to tilt your head back and force your lower eyelid down. Once the drops have been applied, place one finger on the inner corner of the eye towards the nose for a minute. This prevents the medication from getting absorbed by the tear duct.
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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.