Azithral Eye Ointment

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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

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Azithral Eye Ointment

In Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Azithral Eye Ointment is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching, or soreness caused due to eye infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

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

  • Eye irritation
  • Burning eyes

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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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Azithral Eye Ointment to treat 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 drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

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
Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Qubast, Basbat, Ebaler
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zehist, Elina
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Terfed
LIFE-THREATENING

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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.

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Alembic Road, Vadodara - 390 003, Gujarat,INDIA
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: January, 2023

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