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.
Known as Allergodil (Opthalmic Solution), Optilast in the UK
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Optivar Eye Drops (Azelastine hydrochloride)
Azelastine hydrochloride is used for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis (allergy signs in eyes). Azelastine is from a category of medications known as antihistamines. Optivar eye drops function by hindering particular natural materials called histamines that cause the allergic following symptoms:
You can purchase Optivar eye drops online from Canada Pharmacy.
Use Optivar eye drops in the affected eye/eyes as instructed by your doctor, typically twice every day.
To apply these eye drops, wash hands and don’t let the dropper touch your eye or any surface.
If you have contact lenses on, take them out and wait for 10 minutes before replacing the lenses. Angle your head back, look up, and pull the lower eyelid down. Place one drop into the affected eye. Look down, close your eyes, and put a finger at the end of your eye (the area close to the nose). Gently apply pressure for a minute or two before opening your eyes again. Avoid rubbing or blinking your eyes. Repeat the steps if your dosage is more than one drop. In order to see quick desired results, use this medication regularly, at the same time.
Do not increase or decrease your dosage and do not take it for shorter or longer than prescribed.
Optivar eye drops include the active ingredient Azelastine hydrochloride.
Before using Optivar eye drops, check with your doctor and inform all your health care workers (dentists, pharmacists, nurses, etc.) if you are consuming Azelastine hydrochloride. Do not use Azelastine hydrochloride for the treatment of contact lens irritation. This medicine includes inactive ingredients that might trigger adverse reactions. Seek immediate medical help if you experience the side effects mentioned above. You must also inform your medical consultant if you are planning to get pregnant or are pregnant so that you can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Azelastine hydrochloride while you are pregnant.
Also, inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother to discuss any dangers to your baby.
After using this medication, you might experience the following reactions, which are normal. However, if they begin to get worse or last longer, contact your doctor.
Other adverse reactions of Optivar eye drops are: