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OPTITHROCIN 1% EYE DROP

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Composition for OPTITHROCIN

Azithromycin Topical(1%)

food interaction for OPTITHROCIN

alcohol interaction for OPTITHROCIN

pregnancy interaction for OPTITHROCIN

lactation interaction for OPTITHROCIN

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Optithrocin 1% eye drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Optithrocin 1% eye drop is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Optithrocin 1% eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for OPTITHROCIN

Azithromycin Topical(1%)

Uses

Optithrocin 1% eye drop is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Azithromycin belongs to a class of medications called as macrolide antibiotics. It works by interfering with formation of essential protein (protein synthesis) thereby preventing the bacteria from growing and reproducing.

Common side effects

Application site itching, Pain, Burning sensation, Eye redness, Eye irritation

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Expert advice for OPTITHROCIN

  • Azithromycin eye drops are meant for topical ophthalmic use only. In case of accidental consumption, contact your doctor immediately.  
  • Be sure to use azithromycin drops for the full course of treatment and avoid prolonged use of azithromycin eye drops as long-term or repeated use may cause a secondary infection.
  • Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if the infection worsens.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while on azithromycin therapy.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after using azithromycin eye drops as may cause blurred vision.
  • Consult your doctor before using azithromycin eye drops in children < 1 year. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to azithromycin or erythromycin or any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions for OPTITHROCIN

Azithromycin Topical

Q.Is azithromycin and erythromycin the same?
No. Azithomycin and erythromycin are two different medications belonging to the same class and have similar use. Their use in different conditions may vary depending upon individual response

Q.Is azithromycin topical safe?
Azithromycin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)