Ganfort Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Ganfort
Ganfort eye drops are used for reducing pressure within the eye. Ganfort contains Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate. Timolol is a beta blocker and is used to block beta-receptors in various parts of the body. A continuous flow of liquid, also known as aqueous humour, maintains the pressure within the eyeball. However, in certain cases, aqueous humour builds up inside the eye and thus increases the pressure. The Ganfort drug comes in 0.5%/0/03% potency. The eye drops should be put into the affected eye(s) once a day. The eye drops should be administered preferably in the morning. Ganfort is also used for treating open angle glaucoma.
Side Effects/Precautions For Ganfort
Be careful not to touch the tip of the dropper in order to avoid contaminating the eye drop solution. Application of Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate may cause temporary blurriness in the eyes. Therefore, you should avoid driving or operating machines soon after its administration. brand or generic Ganfort may also cause changes in your eyeball color. This change is not harmful but is important for cosmetic reasons.
Always get a regular eye checkup while using this Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate. An opened bottle should not be retained beyond four weeks, as the solution is likely to get contaminated during this time. Discard the remaining solution. Since this solution may be absorbed in the blood stream, it may temporarily reflect the symptoms of low blood sugar. Therefore, people with diabetes should see a doctor while using brand or generic Ganfort. Visit your doctor, if you encounter any unusual reaction to the medicine or if your symptoms persist.
Ganfort Eye Drops Dosage
The recommended dosage of Ganfort Eye Drops is one drop into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye, administered once every day in the morning. The dose should not be exceeded. If sufficient intraocular pressure reduction is not attained, then two drops a day may be prescribed. No dose adjustments are necessary for elder patients unless other topical ophthalmic medications are used. If Ganfort Eye Drops is used with other topical medication, then administration of each medication should at least be five minutes apart. Closing the eyelid partially after administration can lower the severity of any systemic side effects.
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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.