- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Enidin* used for?
Generic for Enidin* (Brimonidine) is prescribed to lower intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or high fluid pressure in the eyes. It reduces the amount of fluid produced by eyes, thereby decreasing the pressure inside the eyes. This eye drops is an alpha adrenergic receptor agonist that can lower the risk of blindness, loss of vision, or nerve damage. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Enidin*?
The dosage of Generic for Enidin* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Enidin* If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dose of Generic for Enidin* is one drop for three times a day in the affected eye; the duration between doses should be about 8 hours. This ophthalmic solution should not be used for longer period than that recommended by your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Enidin*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Enidin* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Enidin*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Enidin*, seek medical attention immediately. However, overdose of this drug may not cause serious side effects.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Enidin*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Enidin*
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Enidin*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Enidin* can interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, narcotic pain relievers, anti-anxiety medicines, anti-seizure medicines, tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, high blood pressure drugs, beta blockers, muscle relaxants, and cold medications.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Enidin*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Enidin* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Enidin* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Enidin* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Enidin* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Enidin* can cause side effects such as puffy eyes, headache, blurred vision, nausea, insomnia, and burning, stinging, or itching of eyes. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are eye pain, eye discharge, irregular heart rate, dizziness, and severe swelling in or around your eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Enidin*
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Enidin*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Enidin* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Enidin*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Enidin*?
How will Generic for Enidin* work in my body?
How should Generic for Enidin* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Enidin* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Enidin* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Before using Generic for Enidin* (Brimonidine), inform your doctor if you are suffering from high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, and heart disease so that dose adjustment may be made. Also, before using this drug, it is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing your baby. If you are wearing contact lenses, then it should be removed prior to the application of Generic for Enidin*
Care should be taken to avoid the contamination of dropper tip of this solution as it may lead to eye damage. If the ophthalmic solution changes color, then it should be discarded. Like any other drug, Generic for Enidin* may cause tiredness or drowsiness in some individuals. Hence, caution should be exercised while using this drug if you engage in activities that require mental alertness.