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Optican 0.3% Eye Drop

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

Introduction

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop is an antifungal medication that treats eye infections. It works by killing the fungi in the eye by destroying their cell membrane. This relieves discomfort, itching, and irritation in the eye.

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. 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. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. If you miss a dose, 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. Do not use more than you need, it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Do not use it for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment.  

It may cause irritation and burning sensation immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. Do not wear contact lenses while using it. Do not use the open bottle for more than 4 weeks.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.

Uses of Optican Eye Drop

Benefits of Optican Eye Drop

In Fungal infections of eye

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungus 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 depend on what you are being treated for. 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 Optican 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 Optican

  • Eye irritation
  • Stinging in the eyes

How to use Optican 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 Optican Eye Drop works

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop is an antifungal medication which treats eye infections. It works by killing the fungi in the eye by destroying their cell membrane. This relieves discomfort, itching and irritation in the eye.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Optican 0.3% Eye Drop is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Optican 0.3% Eye Drop is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Optican 0.3% Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Optican 0.3% Eye Drop may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Optican Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Optican 0.3% Eye Drop, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Optican 0.3% Eye Drop to treat fungal 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. 
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Optican with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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My i lids have swolen due to some alergy. What medecin i should take and can i do ice massage on it
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
zymar 0.3%eye drop 2drops in each eye 3 times a day , it contain gatifloxacin, if u allergic to it donot take
I'm having slight redness of eyes, slight heaviness & what we call in hindi aankh fadkana since 15 days!!
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
ok take Becosule or cobadex twice daily for 7 daysfor redness in eye zymar 0.3% eye drop 4-6 time daily 3 drops in both eye
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FAQs

Q. What is Optican 0.3% Eye Drop? What is it used for?

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop is a medicine that belongs to a class of medicines known as antifungal medicines. It is used in the treatment of fungal eye infections. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane and thus cures the infections.

Q. Is Optican 0.3% Eye Drop safe to use for a long time?

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop should not be used for more than 7 days, unless your doctor tells you to. Using Optican 0.3% Eye Drop for a longer period may make the fungal infection resistant to the effect of the medicine. If you have been having the infection for more than 6 months, please inform your doctor. You may need to change the dose or probably take a different or more efficient medicine.

Q. How does Optican 0.3% Eye Drop work?

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop works by killing the causative fungi by destroying its cell membrane. This helps to relieve the symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness, thereby treating the infection.

Q. How long does Optican 0.3% Eye Drop take to work?

Optican 0.3% Eye Drop starts working as early as within 3 days. The itching and discharge (if any) are the first ones to get better. Pain and soreness may take a little longer to resolve, and in some cases it can even take up to 7 days. But, if it takes longer or if your symptoms do not subside or get worse, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Optican 0.3% Eye Drop?

If you have missed a dose of Optican 0.3% Eye Drop, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Optican 0.3% Eye Drop?

No, you should not stop taking Optican 0.3% Eye Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. Remember, your symptoms may improve and you may feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the fungus to continue to grow and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions the use of Optican 0.3% Eye Drop should be avoided?

Patients who are allergic to Optican 0.3% Eye Drop or any of its components should avoid the use of Optican 0.3% Eye Drop. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Optican 0.3% Eye Drop for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Optican 0.3% Eye Drop?

Keep Optican 0.3% Eye Drop in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

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References

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