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.
ISOPTO CARPINE can be prescribed by healthcare professionals that treat conditions of the eye. They are useful for a variety of conditions, including:
ISOPTO CARPINE works by lowering the pressure inside of the eye. It attaches to muscarinic receptors, which causes contraction of the iris sphincter and ciliary muscle. The effects of ISOPTO CARPINE drops cause miosis and lower intraocular pressure (IOP).
Use ISOPTO CARPINE exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
The usual dose is one drop into the eye up to four times daily. ISOPTO CARPINE can be used in a single eye or both eyes.
The active ingredient in ISOPTO CARPINE is pilocarpine.
ISOPTO CARPINE can interact with the following medications:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the above medications.
If you wear contact lenses, wait 15 minutes after the instillation of ISOPTO CARPINE before putting in the lenses.
Separate different eye drops by at least 5 minutes.
ISOPTO CARPINE can impair night vision. Use caution if you will be driving or operating machinery at night.
Your doctor should perform a funduscopy of the retina before prescribing this medication.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of iritis or congenital glaucoma.
The most common ISOPTO CARPINE side effects may include:
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Isopto Carpine [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX: Alcon; 2010.