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Apdrops Eye Ointment


Overview

Introduction

Apdrops Eye Ointment is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Apdrops Eye Ointment is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

It may cause eye discomfort, dry eyes and burning sensation in the eyes immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines. Do not wear contact lenses while using it.

Uses of Apdrops Eye Ointment

Side effects of Apdrops Eye Ointment

Common
  • Eye discomfort
  • Dry eye
  • Burning sensation

How to use Apdrops Eye Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Apdrops Eye Ointment works

Apdrops Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial eye infections by preventing the bacteria from dividing and repairing. It does so stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Apdrops Eye Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Apdrops Eye Ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Apdrops Eye Ointment may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Apdrops Eye Ointment may make you feel dizzy or light-headed, you may experience a sudden, transient loss of vision, or you may faint for a short period. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Apdrops Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Apdrops Eye Ointment, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Apdrops Eye Ointment for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Apdrops with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
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Brand(s): Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tizonec, Tidired, Tizakind
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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My left eye is reddish from the morning. What to take.?
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Use e/d apdrops-kt thrice daily. If not improved visit
I had faced an accident before a year and due to that I dameged my left eye cornea. And after some months doctor found bacterial infection. And sinces then I am treating for it. Now problem is bacterial infections has been stuck beteween layers according to doctor. And thats its get control for while and again gets active. And due to that my scar in eyes have also been fat. My vision right now is around 50% bur not clear whitness vision due to scar in centre of eye. Docot are suggesting for cornea transplant but still waiting. I dont know why. So what should I do? Should o go for transplant.
Dr. Vishal Arora
Eye Specialist
If the infection is not going then transplant will be an option. But the way you have described it, it may not be infection but something else. There will always be a difference between what patient describes to what has been told by the doctor. Please consult your doctor. Cannot advise without examination
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Apdrops when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Apdrops and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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