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 Timoptol in the UK
Timoptic is a non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent. In simpler words, it’s a beta blocker used in the eye. Timoptic 0.5% eye drops are used for lowering the intraocular pressure inside the eye. So, it’s used successfully to treat ocular conditions like open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension, which increase the intraocular pressure within the eye. Timoptic acts by decreasing the amount of fluid being produced within the eye, consequently leading to lowering of the high intraocular pressure. This prevents blindness which is associated with eye diseases having high intraocular pressures.
Timoptic 0.5% eye drop can easily be purchased from Canada Pharmacy at the best price.
Timoptic eye drops must be used as prescribed by your doctor. Timoptic 0.5% eye drops are usually administered as a single drop twice daily in the affected eye. Take care to wash your hands before using the drops. Also, do not contaminate the dropper tip by letting it touch the eye or any other surface.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before instilling the drops. Wait for at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lens.
Tilt your head back, pull down the lower eyelid and drop a single drop in the pouch. Close your eye and look downwards. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of the eye to prevent the drug from slipping out of the eye. Do not rub or blink your eye. Repeat the same process if your other eye is also affected. Wait for several minutes till your vision clears before you drive or operate any machinery.
Replace the dropper back into the bottle without rinsing it.
If other eye medicines are also prescribed with Timoptic, then wait at least 10 minutes before applying the other eye medication.
Active ingredient: Timolol 5mg/ml.
Consult your doctor before starting Timoptic if you have:
Contact your doctor if you experience: