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.
Xalacom is a medication that comes in the form of eye drops. A dose of this medical product contains two very important ingredients, timolol maleate and latanoprost. These ingredients are in fact drugs that are able to decrease the patient's abnormally high levels of eye pressure. Because these ingredients have different ways of dealing with this medical condition, the effects of Xalacom are greater, as their beneficial effects are combined.
A treatment with Xalacom could trigger
# Changes in your regular iris color
# Eye irritation including burning, stinging, and itching
# Thickening, darkening, and lengthening of your eyelashes
# Red eye
# Corneal disorders
# Inflammation of the patient's eye lining that generally causes redness and / or pain
# Eye pain
# Skin rashes
# Dry eye(s)
# Double vision
# Chest pain
# Low blood pressure (hypotension)
# Slowed heart rate
# Shortness of breath
# Difficulty sleeping