Many glaucoma medications are available as generic drugs. Although the generic agents are required to be chemically or biologically equivalent to the brand-name product, in some cases there may be differences in formulation that could potentially alter a drug’s effect. Brimonidine and bimatoprost, for example, are available in generic formulations that differ in concentration of the active ingredients from the brand-name products (see Table 12-2). The use of lower-cost generic medications has been shown to improve patient adherence to medication regimens.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.