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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 Simbrinza Ophthalmic Suspension in the UK
Simbrinza (brinzolamide/brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic suspension) 1%/0.2% is an eye drop used to decrease intraocular pressure in patients diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma or increased fluid pressure in the eye.
Follow your doctor's instructions and carefully read the information that comes with your Simbrinza prescription to ensure that you know how and when to administer the eye drops. If you have further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Simbrinza. You may put them back in 15 minutes after Simbrinza use.
Do not let the tip of the bottle touch any surface.
Before instilling the eye drops, shake the bottle well. Place one drop in the affected eye(s) three times a day. If you use other eye drops, wait at least 5 minutes before using them.
Simbrinza contains two active ingredients-brinzolamide and brimonidine tartrate. Boric acid, carbomer 974P, mannitol, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium chloride, and tyloxapol are the inactive ingredients. Benzalkonium chloride is added as a preservative and hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide may be added to balance the pH.
Patients who are allergic to brinzolamide, brimonidine tartrate, or any of the other ingredients in the medication should not use Simbrinza.
Newborns and infants younger than 2 years old should not use Simbrinza.
Blurred vision, eye irritation, altered taste, dry mouth, and eye allergy are the most common side effects associated with the use of Simbrinza eye drops. These are not all the Simbrinza side effects, so be sure to let your doctor know if you have side effects that are bothersome or won't go away.
With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Simbrinza eye drops at a competitive cost online at Canada Pharmacy.
Simbrinza (brinzolamide/brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic suspension) 1%/0.2%. Fort Worth, TX: Alcon Laboratories, Inc; 2021.