A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
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Shake the bottle well before use. Remove contact lenses, if you use any, and ensure your hands are washed. Add one drop into the affected eyes at least three times a day or as directed by your doctor. Do not touch the dropper or let it touch any surface to avoid contamination.
Use it regularly for best results. If you use other medications as well, have at least 15 minutes pause between each of them. Make sure eye drops are used before eye ointments so that the drops can enter the eye.
Azopt eye drops contain brinzolamide 10 mg.
For preservative purposes, it has Benzalkonium chloride 0.1 mg.
As for inactive substances, it contains mannitol, carbomer 974P, tyloxapol, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, purified water, with hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.
Do not use Azopt generic if you:
There are a few side effects you may experience with these eye drops, but they tend to go away once the treatment is finished.