Azithral Eye Drops
By ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
3ml Eye Drop in Bottle
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Azithral Eye Drops is an antibiotic used in the treatment of eye infections caused by bacteria.
Uses of Azithral Eye Drops
Used to treat bacterial eye infections caused by Streptococcus mitis group, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae, etc. Azithral Eye Drops uses also include treatment for dry eye caused due to contact lenses.
Contraindications of Azithral Eye Drops
- allergy to azithromycin, erythromycin
- allergy to any macrolide or ketolide antibiotics
- history of cholestatic jaundice
Side effects of Azithral Eye Drops
Azithral Eye Drops side effects include irritation in the eyes, unclear vision, headaches, eyes burning or smarting, dry eye, eye discharge and eye inflammation
Precautions and Warnings of Azithral Eye Drops
Can I take Azithral Eye Drops during pregnancy?
Effects of Azithral Eye Drops in pregnancy is not defined due to lack of research studies with pregnant women. Azithral Eye Drops should be used with caution in pregnant women and only when advised by the doctor.
Can I take Azithral Eye Drops while breastfeeding?
Azithral Eye Drops should be used in nursing mothers only when prescribed by the doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Azithral Eye Drops?
Do not drive or perform any activity for sometime after using the medicine as it causes haziness in vision.
Can I consume alcohol with Azithral Eye Drops?
There is no specific information available for the same
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Do not reuse after completing the course prescribed by the doctor. Do not share the opened container with others. Avoid using contact lenses during the treatment. Keep the container away from children.
Mode of Action of Azithral Eye Drops
How Does It Work?
Azithral Eye Drops combines with the bacterial cell (nucleus) and prevents the production of proteins which are essential for the growth of bacteria. The Azithral Eye Drops dosage is effective in impeding the multiplication and growth of bacteria in the eyes. It is also useful in decreasing the inflammation caused by an infection in the eyes.
Directions for Use of Azithral Eye Drops
Azithral Eye Drops should be administered in the infected eye or both the eyes twice a day at an interval of 8 to 12 hours for the initial two days, followed by one drop once a day for next five days. Azithral Eye Drops should not be injected directly inside the eye. Hands should be washed properly before administering the medicine. The tip of the dropper should not come in contact with eye or eye-lids while applying the medication.
Interactions of Azithral Eye Drops
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
No interaction with the food observed
Other general Interactions
- blood thinners such as enoxaparin, fondaparinux, heparin, and warfarin
- medications used to prevent blood clots such as thrombin, bivalirudin, dalteparin
Storage and disposal of Azithral Eye Drops
Store above 25 degrees centigrade. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Discard the container after completing the prescribed course.
Dosage of Azithral Eye Drops
overdose symptoms incude redness, itching and watering of eyes. In case of overdose report to the nearest hospital immediately
Missed a Dose
Take Azithral Eye Drops when remember a missed dose. Skip the missed dose if its time for the next scheduled dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should be done before using Azithral Eye Drops?
A: Inform your doctor if you are allergic to other antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin and antibiotics which belong the macrolide or ketolide category of antibiotics, similar to Azithral Eye Drops
Q: How safe is Azithral Eye Drops for children?
A: Studies in children above 1 year show that Azithral Eye Drops is safe and effective in the treatment of eye infections.
Q: What happens when Azithral Eye Drops is used for long time or not used as advised by the doctor or not according to the directions of use?
A: The bacteria causing infection in the eyes become resistant or are not destroyed due to prolonged or incorrect use of the medicine. Also there is increase in the growth of antibiotic resistant organisms which require different medicines.
Q: For how many days can the medication be used after opening the sealed container?
A: The medication from the container can be used for up to 14 days after the seal is opened.
Q: What are the disadvantages of stopping Azithral Eye Drops before completing the prescribed course?
A: The beneficial effects of immediate treatment are inhibited and the bacteria responsible for the infection in eyes become resistant to the medication or are not destroyed completely.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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