Many diseases are easily treatable and corrected at the very beginning of the disease and are considered practically incurable when the disease progresses to the chronic stage. This also happens with some eye diseases: degenerative lesions of the retina, cataracts of various etiologies, glaucoma and corneal injuries. For such diseases, ophthalmologists often prescribe the drug Taufon, and sometimes you can find its substitute Taurine in the pharmacy. Let's take a look at the difference between the two.
Taurine - it is the active substance and the international proprietary name of the drug. The substance belongs to sulfur-containing amino acids, is found in some products, plays an important role in the body's fat metabolism. It is used as a metabolic agent for the treatment of eye diseases, trauma, ischemia.
Taufon (active substance - taurine) is the trade name of the drug. Analogue of Taurine.
Both drugs have a similar effect, they enhance regenerative processes and are a sulfur-containing amino acid. Once on the eye membrane, it improves the flow of oxygen to the eye tissues. In a normal state, this amino acid is produced from cysteine in an amount sufficient for the body. As an excipient in Taurine and Taufon drops, ordinary water is used, which is safe for the eyes, as well as preservatives that protect the mucous membrane from the development of bacterial flora.
- Taurine is a proprietary international name, Taufon is a trade name (active substance is taurine).
- Taurine is a domestic drug, Taufon is an imported analogue.
- Taurine is cheaper, Taufon is much more expensive.