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Marketed as Flur Eye Drops in India
Manufactured by: Piramal Healthcare
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Ocufen Eye Drops
Ocufen Eye Drops is a sterile ophthalmic solution. It is a prescription drug which is an anti-inflammatory agent and meant for topical use only. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The drug is used to block the intra-operative miosis. It is effective in preventing the pupil from constricting during surgical procedures in of the eyes (such as cataract surgery). The drug acts by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase enzyme. This enzyme is required for the biosynthesis of the PG (prostaglandins). By inhibiting the synthesis of PG brand or generic Ocufen eye drops blocks the PG-mediated inflammatory effect in the eyes. PG is known to play a vital role in constriction of the pupil and cause intra-ocular inflammation. The drug may interfere in the thrombocyte aggregation.
Precautions / Side Effects For Ocufen Eye Drops
Common side effects that may be expected upon administration of Ocufen eye drops are burning, itching or stinging in the eyes. If these side effects worsen or prolong then inform your ophthalmologist or health care provider. Serious side effects of the drug may include eye pain, reddening of the eyes, changes in the vision, severe itching/ stinging/ burning in the eyes. If you experience any of these serious side effects upon administering Flurbiprofen then consult your health care provider or ophthalmologist.
Flurbiprofen may also cause certain allergic reactions such as swelling in the face, lips, throat or tongue, hives and difficulty in breathing. Seek medical attention if you experience these allergic reactions. Avoid administering the drug if you are hypersensitive to it or to any of its contents. Being a NSAID Ocufen drug may interfere in the thrombocyte aggregation, which may cause increased bleeding especially in the ocular tissues and is not desirable during ocular surgeries. Therefore, the drug should be administered with caution.
Ocufen Eye Drops Dosage
The Ocufen drug (eye drops) is an ophthalmic solution and meant for topical use only. The recommended dosage is 4 drops which is administered 2 hours before an ocular surgery begins. Only 1 drop of the drug is instilled every half an hour. Thus the patient administers a total of 4 drops in 2 hours period (before the surgery). The drops are put only in the eye which is to be operated on. Ocufen eye drops may show interactions with other drugs such as carbachol, warfarin (other anti-coagulants) etc. Therefore, the drops should be administered as directed by the ophthalmologist.
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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.