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Himycin Eye Ointment

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Himycin Eye Ointment

Himycin Eye Ointment side effects

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Himycin 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 Himycin Eye Ointment works

Himycin 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.

Himycin Eye Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Himycin Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Himycin Eye Ointment is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
Driving
It is not known whether Himycin 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 miss a dose of Himycin Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Himycin 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Himycin 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Himycin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Himycin

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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
Heavy eye infection since last 8 daysHi. Please send suitable medinices for the above mentioned infection.
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Infections are of several types. It cud be told by doc. So better get examined and take treatment under supervision
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FAQs

Q. Is Himycin safe?

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

Q. Can the use of Himycin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Himycin can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Himycin takes to work?

Usually, Himycin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Himycin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Himycin when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Himycin cause infertility?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Himycin will cause infertility in males or females.

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