Also Known as Allergodil (Opthalmic Solution), Optilast
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.
Description: Optivar Eye Drops (Azelastine Hydrochloride) are a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis, such as itching, redness, and tearing. This eye drops work by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance produced by the body during an allergic reaction. Azelastine Hydrochloride, the active ingredient in Optivar, has been specifically formulated for use in the eyes.
To use Optivar Eye Drops, follow these steps:
Ingredients: The active ingredient in Optivar Eye Drops is Azelastine Hydrochloride. Inactive ingredients include benzalkonium chloride, boric acid, edetate disodium, purified water, and sodium chloride.
It is important to use Optivar Eye Drops as directed by your healthcare provider. Some cautions to keep in mind include:
Like all medications, Optivar Eye Drops can cause side effects. Common side effects include:
If you experience any severe side effects or an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.