Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml Description
Optihist Plus Eye drop is a combination medicine that is used to treat eye infections. It contains various active ingredients that are chlorpheniramine, sodium chloride, boric Acid and tetrahydrozoli
ne. It relieves pain in symptoms like eye redness, irritation, swelling, eye discharge or other eye discomforts due to allergy. You should use this medicine only if it is suggested by the doctor. It is advised to avoid wearing contact lenses while using these eye drops. If you think that your symptoms are getting worse instead of improving, talk to your doctor immediately. Before using this medicine, please discuss with your doctor if you are already suffering from any other eye conditions or medical conditions. Also, it is important to inform the doctor about your ongoing medications and any specific allergies of medicines you have, before starting with the treatment. You should not share this medicine with others even if they have the same symptoms.
|Contains||Tetrahydrozoline(0.01 %) + Boric Acid(1.25 %) + Sodium(0.05 %) + Chlorpheniramine / Chlorphenamine(0.03 %)|
|Side effects||Stinging or burning sensation in the eyes, redness, blurred vision|
Uses of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
Contraindications of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
- If you are allergic to the Optihist Plus Eye drops or any other ingredients of this medicine.
- If you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer.
- If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- If you are suffering from glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eyes).
- If you have a urinary bladder or prostate problem.
- If you had taken or are taking medicines for brain disorders (MAO inhibitors).
- This medicine should not be given to children below 6 years of age.
- If you have a heart problem, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, stomach ulcers, diabetes or any other eye infections.
- As it is a combination of different components, any condition which is contraindicated with any of these when taken alone should be considered contraindicated for this combination.
Side effects of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
- Stinging or burning sensation in the eyes
- Redness in the eyes
- Blurred vision
- Dilated pupil
- Eye discomfort
- Eye irritation
Precautions and Warnings of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
Other General Warnings
- You feel pain in the eyes or vision impairment.
- You experience persistent redness and irritation in the eyes.
- You do not feel any improvement in symptoms.
- You are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Remove contact lenses before instillation of the eye drops.
- You are using it for children below 6 years of age.
- Try to use the medicine within 4 weeks of opening the container.
- Keep monitoring your blood sugar level during the treatment as this medicine may impact your blood sugar level.
Mode of Action of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
How Does It Work?
- Optihist Plus Eye drop contains 4 different active ingredients- chlorpheniramine, Sodium Chloride, Boric Acid and Tetrahydrozoline. The combined action of these components helps in relieving discomfort from the eyes....
- Chlorpheniramine is an anti-allergic medicine that blocks the action of histamine, a naturally occurring substance in the body responsible for causing the allergy.
- Sodium chloride is used as a hypertonic solution that helps in drawing out the fluid from the eyes and thus leads to clear vision, reduction in swelling or other eye conditions.
- Boric acid acts as an antiseptic and helps fight against bacterial infection in the eyes and relieves irritation or itching.
- Tetrahydrozoline acts as a vasoconstrictor. It helps in narrowing the swollen blood vessels in the eyes and relieves eye irritation, itching or unusual eye discharge.
Directions for Use of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
- Use the Optihist Plus Eye drops as directed by your doctor and follow the instructions mentioned on the package leaflet.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after the instillation of drops.
- Lean backwards or tilt your head back while instilling these drops.
- Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes and do not blink or squeeze.
- Do not touch the container tip to the eye and it must be kept clean.
- Wipe off any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
- Use the exact number of drops recommended.
- Do not use the drops if you see any foreign particles inside the bottle.
Interactions of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
Interactions with other medicines
- Since the Optihist Plus Eye drop is to be used externally it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating any other health conditions....
- However, during the treatment with the Optihist Plus Eye drop, you should be cautious while using medicine like riboflavin, strong painkillers, phenytoin, medicines for psychiatric disorders like moclobemide, amitriptyline, linezolid, phenelzine, etc....
Storage and disposal of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
- Store it at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
- Do not freeze it.
- Throw away the unused medicines.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Optihist Plus Eye Drops 5ml
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can the Optihist Plus Eye drop be used with contact lenses?
Q: How to use the Optihist Plus Eye drop? Any precautions should I follow while instilling the eye drops?
- Use the Optihist Plus Eye drops as instructed by your doctor and also read the instructions mentioned on the label before usage.
- Shake it well before use.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying.
- Use the exact number of drops recommended.
- After instilling the drops, close your eyes for 1-2 minutes and do not blink.
- Avoid touching the dropper tip to the eyes.
- Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a napkin or tissue.
Q: Does it affect blood sugar levels?
Q: How long should I use the Optihist Plus Eye drop?
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