- 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 Cosopt* used for?
Generic for Cosopt* (Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate) is an ophthalmic solution used to treat intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or glaucoma (open-angle type). This combination medicine is composed of Dorzolamide (carbonic anhydrase inhibitor) and Timolol Maleate (beta-blocker). It lowers high pressure inside the eye by decreasing the amount of natural fluids in the eye. By lowering high pressure inside the eye, Generic for Cosopt* reduces the risk of loss of vision. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Cosopt*?
The dosage of Generic for Cosopt* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
To apply Generic for Cosopt* eye drops, wash your hands first. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Cosopt*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Cosopt* 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 Cosopt*?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Cosopt*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Cosopt*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Cosopt*.
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 Cosopt*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Cosopt* can interact with oral beta-blockers, oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and certain antidepressants.
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 Cosopt*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Cosopt* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Cosopt* 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 Cosopt* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Cosopt* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Cosopt* can cause side effects such as dry eyes, headache, and temporary burning/itching/redness of the eye. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Cosopt*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Cosopt*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Cosopt* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Cosopt*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Cosopt*?
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How should Generic for Cosopt* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Cosopt* 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 Cosopt* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.