Alocril (Nedocromil Sodium) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Alocril Eye Drops
Alocril Eye Drops are used to treat allergic reactions in your eyes. Burning, itching, watery eyes or inflammation are all common reasons to use Alocril Eye Drops. It is recommended to place one to two drops in each eye twice a day until pollen season is over. The medicine works by stabilizing mast cells so histamine is not released and preventing excitation of eosinophils, all which cause an allergic response. The solution works after being absorbed through the nasolacrimal duct at the inner corners of the eyes. Standard dosage includes generic Alocril Eye Drops 2%.
Side Effects/Precautions for Alocril Eye Drops
The chemical component in brand or generic Alocril Eye Drops is called Nedocromil. Do not use these eye drops in your eyes if you have a fungal, viral or bacterial infection unless you are under the treatment of a doctor. While these eye drops should not harm your unborn child it is best to speak with your obstetrician first if you are pregnant. The effects of this medication while breastfeeding are unknown. Be sure not to use the Alocril Eye Drops drug for toddlers younger than three years old. There are no real serious side effects associated with Nedocromil. However, some minor side effects include headache, light sensitivity, or nasal stuffiness. The eyes can burn, itch, sting or get red. Finally, you may have a nasty taste in your mouth after using the eye drops or you could develop conjunctivitis.
Alocril Eye Drops Dosage
The standard dose for Alocril solution is either one drop or two drops. The drops are put twice daily in each eye for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis along with itching. This ophthalmic solution must be used at equal intervals in a day. You may seek help from your healthcare provider if you require a demonstration on how to use the eye drops. You must continue using Alocril eye drops at the recommended dosage even if your eyes do not show any further symptoms. You should also continue the use of this drug when you are exposed to the allergen.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.