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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Vyzulta (Latanoprostene Bunod) is a prescription eye medication used for the treatment of high pressure inside the eye due to open angle glaucoma or other eyes diseases such as ocular hypertension. Latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic belongs to the class of medications called prostaglandin analogs. This medication works by controlling the flow of fluid within the eye to maintain a normal pressure. You can help prevent blindness by lowering high pressure inside the eye. Vyzulta is usually used once daily in the evening or as directed by the doctor.
You should not use Vyzulta if you are allergic to Latanoprostene bunod or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Your vision may be temporarily blurred after you apply this medication. Do not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform these activities safely. Vyzulta should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
The common side effects may include eye discomfort, irritation, redness or temporary blurred vision. Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as: • Eye pain or swelling; • Swelling or redness of the eyelids; • Vision changes This is not the complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.