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Polychlor DM Eye Ointment


Product introduction

Polychlor DM Eye Ointment is a combination of three medicines. It is used in treating bacterial infections of the eyes. It kills the bacteria that cause infection. It also relieves pain, itching, discomfort, and irritation.

Polychlor DM Eye Ointment is strictly advised to be used only in the eyes. Use it in the prescribed dose and duration. Apply it only to the affected eyes. You must wash your hand before administering the medicine. Do not use it more than the recommended dose. The medicine should not be stopped suddenly without a doctor's consultation.

It is generally safe, but it may sometimes cause discomfort, irritation, and burning sensation in the eyes.  These effects are mild and go away in some time. However, if these effects persist, you should consult the doctor immediately.

Uses of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment

In Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Polychlor DM Eye Ointment is used to treat bacterial infection of the eyes such as conjunctivitis or pink eye. It stops the growth of bacteria causing infection and helps relieve pain, swelling, redness, itching or irritation in the eyes. Use it 2-3 times a day for atleast a week or as prescribed by the doctor. Your symptoms might improve after using Polychlor DM Eye Ointment. However, make sure to complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment

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 Polychlor DM

  • Eye discomfort
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation in eye

How to use Polychlor DM Eye Ointment

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 tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Polychlor DM Eye Ointment works

Polychlor DM Eye Ointment is a combination of two antibiotics (Chloramphenicol, Polymyxin B) and a steroid (Dexamethasone). The antibiotics work by killing the bacteria or stopping their growth. Together, they treat your eye infection effectively. The steroid blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Polychlor DM Eye Ointment alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Polychlor DM Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Polychlor DM Eye Ointment 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 use Polychlor DM Eye Ointment for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection. 
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • 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

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

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FAQs

Q. Can I stop using Polychlor DM Eye Ointment when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop using Polychlor DM Eye Ointment and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. But continue taking your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment?

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 to use Polychlor DM Eye Ointment?

Wash your hands before using Polychlor DM Eye Ointment to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medicine. For using this medicine, tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Polychlor DM Eye Ointment (drop or ointment).

Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment?

If you apply excess of Polychlor DM Eye Ointment accidentally, wash your eye with plenty of water. Contact your doctor immediately if eye irritation occurs even after washing off this medicine.

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References

  1. Drugs.com. chloramphenicol/polymyxin B and hydrocortisone ophthalmic. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Dexamethasone. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Address: 1002-1003, 10th Floor, Windfall, Sahar Plaza, J.B.Nagar, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400059. Maharashtra, India.
Country of origin: India

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