Cortecycline Eye Ointment

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Introduction

Cortecycline Eye Ointment is a combination of two medicines used to treat bacterial eye infections. It prevents the growth of the bacteria that cause infection in the eyes. It also relieves the symptoms such as redness, swollen, and itching in the eye.

Cortecycline Eye Ointment is to be used only in the affected eye. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Read the label carefully for instruction before you use the medicine. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Do not use too much or too little. Use it in the exact dose as prescribed by the doctor or as instructed in the label.

Use of this medicine may cause burning sensation, stinging, and irritation at the application site. These are usually temporary and resolve with time. However, if they persist or get worse, inform your doctor. In case of accidental contact with your ears, nose, or mouth, immediately rinse it with water.

Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients in this medicine or if you are taking any other medication. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after using this medicine as it may cause temporary blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Cortecycline Eye Ointment

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Cortecycline Eye Ointment

In Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Cortecycline Eye Ointment is an antibiotic medicine that stops the growth of the bacteria 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 Cortecycline 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 Cortecycline

  • Burning sensation
  • Stinging sensation
  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision

How to use Cortecycline 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 Cortecycline Eye Ointment works

Cortecycline Eye Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Tetracycline and Hydrocortisone which treat eye infection. Tetracycline is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
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Information regarding the use of Cortecycline Eye Ointment during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
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Information regarding the use of Cortecycline Eye Ointment during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cortecycline Eye Ointment may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Cortecycline Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Cortecycline Eye Ointment, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cortecycline 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.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Burning sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer. 

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References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Tetracycline. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Hydrocortisone. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Medscape. Tetracycline. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Medscape. Hydrocortisone. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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E-6, Talkatora Industrial Estate, Lucknow- 226011.
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: August, 2021

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