Overview

Uses of Ocupol D Eye Drop

Ocupol D Eye Drop is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.

Ocupol D Eye Drop side effects

Common
  • Eye discomfort
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation in eye

How to use Ocupol D Eye Drop

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 dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Ocupol D Eye Drop works

Ocupol D Eye Drop is a combination of two antibiotics (Chloramphenicol, Polymyxin B) and a steroid (Dexamethasone). The antibiotics work by killing the bacteria or stopping their growth. Together, they treat your eye infection effectively. The steroid blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Ocupol D Eye Drop related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ocupol D Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Ocupol D Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Ocupol D Eye Drop may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Ocupol D Eye Drop 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.
  • Do not use Ocupol D Eye Drop for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection. 
  • 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.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I drive and operate machines after using Ocupol D?
Avoid driving and operating machinery just after using Ocupol D. Your eyesight might be blurred for a short period of time.
Q. Can I stop taking Ocupol D when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Ocupol D and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. But continue taking your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ocupol D?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. How to use Ocupol D?
Wash your hands before using Ocupol D to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medicine. For using this medicine, tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Ocupol D (drop or ointment).
Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Ocupol D?
If you apply excess of Ocupol D accidentally, wash your eye with plenty of water. Contact your doctor immediately if eye irritation occurs even after washing off this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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