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Iopidine Eye Drops (Apraclonidine Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
Iopidine 0.5% from $8.28 USD/mlIopidine 0.5%
Manufactured by: Alcon Canada Inc.
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General Information on Iopidine Eyedrops
Iopidine Eyedrops is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension (increased pressure in the eye). The generic name of this drug is Apraclonidine Ophthalmic. You should buy Iopidine Eyedrops only if your doctor has prescribed the drug for your treatment.
This drug works by reducing the flow of aqueous humor to the eye. Iopidine Eyedrops is meant for ophthalmic use only. It is available in strength Iopidine Eyedrops 0.5%. Iopidine Eyedrops may also be used for other medical conditions.
In addition to apraclonidine hydrochloride, the active ingredient in the preparation, Iopidine Eyedrops also contain benzalkonium chloride as preservative and sodium acetate, sodium chloride, purified water, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide as the inactive ingredients.
Side effects of Iopidine Eyedrops
Some of the common side effects of this drug are: headache, dry nose, dry mouth or unusual taste in the mouth. In most cases, these side effects are mild in severity. In case you experience any of these side effects and they are severe, you should consult your doctor.
Other side effects of Iopidine Eyedrops are: red eye, dilated pupils, watery eyes, itchiness, or loss of strength. If you experience any of these side effects, report them immediately to your doctor.
In rare cases, Iopidine Eyedrops may trigger an allergic reaction. Symptoms associated with allergic reaction are: hives, swelling of the lips, throat, or tongue, facial flushness, skin rashes, severe itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, or closing of the throat. You should seek immediate medical help if you experience any of these side effects.
To ensure that this drug is absolutely safe for you, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have/have had any of the following: heart failure, depression, chronic kidney failure, cerebrovascular disease, angina, Raynaud’s disease, vasovagal attack, or severe coronary insufficiency. Your doctor may adjust your dosage or ask you to take certain tests to ensure that Iopidine Eyedrops do not present any potentially serious risk to you.
The safety of Iopidine Eyedrops in pregnant women has not been established. If you are pregnant, buy Iopidine Eyedrops only when your doctor has approved its use in your condition.
Administration of Iopidine Eyedrops in lactating women should only be considered if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any risk to the nursing child.
Iopidine Eyedrops may affect your ability to drive. Avoid driving or working with heavy machinery unless you are sure about how you react to this drug.
Iopidine Eyedrops, in some cases, may also cause other side effects. To know all the possible risks associated with this ophthalmic solution, read the patient information leaflet or consult your doctor.
Dosage of Iopidine Eyedrops
The recommended dosage is 1-2 drops of Iopidine Eyedrops in the affected eye(s) 2-3 times daily. However, the actual dosage may differ from case to case. You should always use the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before administering the drug. After applying Iopidine Eyedrops, you must wait for 20 minutes before reinserting contact lenses.
Certain drugs may interact with Iopidine Eyedrops. Before starting treatment, you should inform your doctor about all the other drugs that you are taking.
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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.