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Opthodex Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Opthodex Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines. It is used in treating bacterial infection of eyes. It relieves pain, itching, discomfort, and irritation caused by infection. It also stops the growth of the infection-causing microorganisms.

Opthodex Eye Drop is strictly advised to use only in the eyes. Use it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Apply it only on the affected eye. You must wash your hand before administering the medicine. Do not use it more than the recommended dose. The course of the treatment should be completed for better action.

It is generally safe and does not cause any side effects. However, it may lead to a few common side effects like irritation, burning sensation, and discomfort in the eye. If these side effects become severe or stay for a long duration, you should consult the doctor immediately.

Uses of Opthodex Eye Drop

Opthodex Eye Drop side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Opthodex 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 Opthodex Eye Drop works

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

Opthodex Eye Drop related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Opthodex Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Opthodex Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Opthodex Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Opthodex 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

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Opthodex

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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. How to use Opthodex?

Wash your hands before using Opthodex to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Opthodex. To use this medicine tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Opthodex.

Q. Can the use of Opthodex cause blurry vision?

Opthodex can blur your vision for a short period of time. Avoid driving or operating machinery just after using Opthodex.

Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Opthodex?

In case you use excess of Opthodex, wash your eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, inform your doctor immediately.

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

No, do not stop taking Opthodex and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. Take your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Opthodex?

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 long does Opthodex takes to work?

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

Q. Can I stop using Opthodex when I feel better?

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

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References
  1. Chloramphenicol. Slough, UK: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd.; 2012 [revised 9 Feb. 2016]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Dexamethasone. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Chloramphenicol. Romford, Essex: Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; 2010 [revised 18 Apr. 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate. Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey: Bausch & Lomb UK Limited; 1997 [revised May 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Optho Remedies Pvt.Ltd. 28, MNNIT Industrial Estate, Teliarganj, Allahabad. Uttar Pradesh, India PIN - 211004
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