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OPROXY EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 48.42 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for OPROXY

Proparacaine(0.5%),Chlorbutol(0.5%)

food interaction for OPROXY

alcohol interaction for OPROXY

pregnancy interaction for OPROXY

lactation interaction for OPROXY

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Oproxy 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for OPROXY

Proparacaine(0.5%)

Uses

Proparacaine is used for local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area).

How it works

Proparacaine works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Central nervous system depression, Conjunctival disorder, Contact dermatitis, Corneal damage, Corneal opacity, Increased sweating, Eye redness, Teary eyes, Stinging sensation, Ulcerative keratitis
Chlorbutol(0.5%)

Uses

Chlorbutol is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Chlorbutol is an antiseptic, anesthetic, anti-irritant, and emollient agent. It works as local anesthetic by providing a quick relief from pain; bacteriostatic reinforcing the activity of chlorhexidine. It also produces a mild irritant effect on the respiratory tract, possibly via a nasal/pulmonary arc.

Common side effects

Nausea, Noisy breathing, Oral peeling, Parotid gland swelling, Abdominal cramp, Allergic reaction, Anaphylactic reaction, Burning sensation of tongue, Cough, Diarrhoea, Discoloration of teeth, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Itching, Flushing, Skin reaction, Erythema, Sneezing, Subcutaneous swelling, Tongue discolouration, Vomiting, Burning sensation

SUBSTITUTES for OPROXY

No substitutes found

Expert advice for OPROXY

  • Wash your hands after using proparacaine drops as it may cause drying or cracking of the fingertips.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using proparacaine.
  • Protect your eye from injury while it is still numb. Do not touch or rub the eye. Do not use additional eye drops in the eye until your doctor tells you to do so. 
  • Protect your eye from dust particles, sand, or anything that might cause irritation.
  • Proparacaine should be used for the period advised by your doctor. Prolonged use of a topical ocular anesthetic may lead to permanent abnormal changes in eyes with accompanying loss of vision.

Frequently asked questions for OPROXY

Proparacaine

Q.Is proparacaine an amide or ester?
Proparacaine is an ester

Q.Does proparacaine need to be refrigerated?
Yes, Proparacaine needs to be refrigerated at 2°-8°C (36°- 46°F)

Q.How long does proparacaine last?
With a single drop, the onset of anesthesia usually begins within 30 seconds and persists for 15 to 20 minutes.

Chlorbutol

Q.What is chlorobutanol used for?
Chlorbutol is used in different formulations such as cream, mouthwash and decongestant capsules.Cream: to treat mild pain caused by minor skin cuts, scratches and grazes (chapping) and soreness caused by detergents, soaps, deodorants and jewellery and bites and stings.Mouthwash solution: to inhibit dental plaque formation, as an aid in the treatment and prevention of irritation, redness, and swelling of gums (gingivitis), and in maintaining oral hygiene. It is important in the management of mouth ulceration and oral infections due to fungus candida and can be used as an adjuvant treatment for minor infections of the throat. It is also used as a disinfectant solution for cleansing of removable dentures.Capsule: for the symptomatic relief of colds and the symptomatic rapid relief of nasal congestion.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)