Specialist recommends caution with generic glaucoma medications

PARIS — Generic glaucoma medications are an option for treatment, but specialists should discuss the choice with their patients, evaluate tolerance and return to brand-name drops if necessary, according to one speaker. Almost the entire range of glaucoma medications is available as generics. The price is about 50% less than equivalent brand-name drugs, and some of them, such as latanoprost, have gained rapid acceptance in France, covering 50% of the total sales of the drug in less than 1 year.

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