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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.
Chemical Name: BRIMONIDINE (bri-MOE-ni-deen)
Alphagan is used to treat glaucoma or another condition in which pressure in the eye is too high (ocular hypertension).
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication include burning, stinging or tearing of eye, drowsiness or tiredness and dryness of mouth.
Many people who treat glaucoma use Brimonidine and do not experience any serious side effect. It may cause:
If such side effects occur, let your doctor know immediately.
Some serious side effects may include: