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Generic Trusopt

At this time, you can buy Trusopt (dorzolamide) in brand-name or generic form. Both versions come in the same strength, and generic Trusopt is considered equivalent to the brand-name product in both safety and effectiveness. A number of companies make a generic version, among them Prasco Laboratories and Sandoz, Inc.

Can I Buy Generic Trusopt?

Trusopt® (dorzolamide hydrochloride) is a prescription eye drop approved for the treatment of glaucoma and high eye pressure. It belongs to a group of medications known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors; the medicine works to lower eye pressure by decreasing fluid production in the eye.
Brand-name Trusopt is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. However, the patent has expired and generic Trusopt is available.

Available Strengths

Like brand-name Trusopt, the generic versions come in only one strength: dorzolamide hydrochloride 2% ophthalmic solution, available in 10-mL bottles.

Who Makes Generic Trusopt?

Generic Trusopt is made by various companies, such as:
  • Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
  • Falcon Pharmaceuticals, LTD
  • Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
  • Prasco Laboratories
  • Sandoz, Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

Is Generic Dorzolamide as Good as Trusopt?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AT" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Trusopt versions currently available have an "AT" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Trusopt.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.

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