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Opticol Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Opticol 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.

Opticol 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 Opticol Eye Drop

Side effects of Opticol Eye Drop

Common
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Blurred vision

How to use Opticol 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 Opticol Eye Drop works

Opticol 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
Opticol 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
Opticol 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
Opticol 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 Opticol 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Opticol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Swelling on right eye since morning.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Eye drop zymer 2 drop both eye three time ( every 8 hour ) for 2-3 days
In new born babys (11 days)left side eye tears and waste products r coming is there any problm
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Ur baby might have eye infection. You can try eye drop tobramycin 1 drop in affected eye 4 times a day for two days.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Opticol takes to work?

Usually, Opticol 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 Opticol?

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 Opticol when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Opticol 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
Greenco Biologicals Marketing Pvt Ltd, Tirupur, Dist :- Coimbator, Pin :- 641603, Tamilnadu, India
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