Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the eye caused by bacteria. It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems.

Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

It is effective in killing many types of bacteria. However, it will not work for other types of eye infections (e.g.viral) and therefore, should only be used if prescribed by your doctor. Unnecessary use of any antibiotic can lead to a decrease in its effectiveness in the future.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include temporary stinging in eyes and blurred vision after administration. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine or while you have the bacterial eye infection. This medicine should not be used for longer than five days without consulting your doctor.

Uses of Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop

  • Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop

In Bacterial eye infections

Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is 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 Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop

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 Opthomycetin Plus

  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Blurred vision

How to use Opthomycetin Plus 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 Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop works

Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria that cause eye infections. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does not directly kill the bacteria, but prevents them from increasing in numbers, and eventually clears up the eye infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Opthomycetin Plus 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Opthomycetin Plus 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
Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop 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

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Opthomycetin Plus 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 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.
  • You should continue using the medicine for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up. However, do not use for longer than five days without consulting your doctor.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment, or if you get another eye infection.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amphenicols
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OTOLOGICALS
Action Class
Chloramphenicol

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Opthomycetin Plus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altimic, Actovis Plus, Mycovit-OD
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ansurose, Farus, Feryz
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop takes to work?

Usually, Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop 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 Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop?

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 Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Opthomycetin Plus Eye Drop 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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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Optho Remedies Pvt.Ltd. 28, MNNIT Industrial Estate, Teliarganj, Allahabad. Uttar Pradesh, India PIN - 211004
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: June, 2021

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