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Azithral Eye Ointment

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Product introduction

Azithral Eye Ointment is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of bacteria in adults as well as children.

Azithral Eye Ointment should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include temporary eye irritation and burning sensation after administration. Some people may also complain of blurred vision, eye itching, or a feeling that something is there in the eyes. However, these usually resolve and are not bothersome. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine or while you have a bacterial eye infection.

Uses of Azithral Eye Ointment

Benefits of Azithral Eye Ointment

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Azithral Eye Ointment is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the blood, brain, lungs, bones, joints, urinary tract, stomach, and intestines. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Azithral Eye Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Azithral

  • Burning eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Azithral 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 Azithral Eye Ointment works

Azithral Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azithral Eye Ointment is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azithral Eye Ointment is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Azithral Eye Ointment alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Azithral Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Azithral Eye Ointment, use 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.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Macrolides

Interaction with drugs

Taking Azithral with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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I am PATIENT 31- Two days before, a pimple formed in my neck. It is paining. I don't want to operate it. So please help me doctor.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Tab azithral 500 daily for 3 days,T- bact ointment twice a day for few days
Whether Azithral liquid 100 can be used for children for cold cough and thick running nose
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
If your child has bacterial infection and again out of many bacteria infection with bacteria in which infection azithromycin is drug of chice
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FAQs

Q. Is Azithral Eye Ointment safe?

Azithral Eye Ointment is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. How should Azithral Eye Ointment be used?

The use of Azithral Eye Ointment should be restricted to the eyes only. Always use Azithral Eye Ointment as advised by your doctor. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. Wash your hands before using the eye drops and pour one drop of this medicine into the affected eye. Use it for 3 days, in the morning and the evening. Remember not to use this medicine for more than 3 days, even if you have residual signs of infection. Azithral Eye Ointment has prolonged action and will continue to work once you complete the 3-day course. You should wash your hands before using the eye drops. Take care not to touch the eye or eyelids with the dropper tip of the container.

Q. Why is Azithral Eye Ointment given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Azithral Eye Ointment is not necessarily given for 3 days. In most bacterial infections, a single dose of 500 mg is given for 3 days. Alternatively, it can be given as 500 mg once on day 1 and then 250 mg once from day 2 to day 5. In some cases of infection such as genital ulcer disease, it is given as a single 1 gram dose. Therefore, you must stick to the regime advised by your doctor.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Azithral Eye Ointment?

Generally, it is recommended that patients taking Azithral Eye Ointment should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of Azithral Eye Ointment. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as Azithral Eye Ointment increases the risk of sunburn.

Q. Is Azithral Eye Ointment a strong antibiotic?

Azithral Eye Ointment is an effective antibiotic that is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Azithral Eye Ointment has a longer half-life which means that it stays in the body for a long time because of which it is given once a day and for a short span of time. Other antibiotics comparatively have a shorter half-life and are usually given twice, thrice, or four times a day.

Q. Can you get a yeast infection from taking Azithral Eye Ointment?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Azithral Eye Ointment. Antibiotics such as Azithral Eye Ointment can kill the normal or ‘good bacteria’ of your intestine responsible for preventing thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get a sore or vaginal itching or discharge. Also, inform your doctor if you get a white patch in the mouth or tongue after taking Azithral Eye Ointment or soon after stopping it.

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Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: December, 2023

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