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Polydex Eye/Ear Drops


Overview

Introduction

Polydex Eye/Ear Drops is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye or ear. It stops the growth of the bacteria.

Polydex Eye/Ear Drops is to be used only in the affected eye or ear in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands  before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. 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.

The  most common side effects include irritation and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication.  It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine in the eye as it may cause blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Polydex Eye/Ear Drops

  • Bacterial eye infections

Side effects of Polydex Eye/Ear Drops

Common
  • Application site irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Polydex Eye/Ear Drops

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/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Polydex Eye/Ear Drops works

Polydex Eye/Ear Drops is a combination of two medicines: Chloramphenicol and Dexamethasone. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth in the eye/ear by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions. Dexamethasone is a steroid. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye/ear red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Polydex Eye/Ear Drops 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
Polydex Eye/Ear Drops 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
Polydex Eye/Ear Drops may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Polydex Eye/Ear Drops may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Patient Concerns

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I am feeling itching in my eyes from past 2 days and water is also coming from my eyes. As I have allergy from dust this might be because of it as 3-4 days back when I was riding a bike dust came into my eyes. What I need to do to get rid of it?
Dr. Amit Basia
Ophthalmology
use genteal eye drops , vigamox eye drops 3 times per day . show to eye doctor
Sir, I have my left eye (-0.75) number's of my glass, now I am feeling much stress in the both eyes. Would you suggest me Regarding it. I am professional in auto cad operator ( works on computer) Thank you
Dr. Amit Basia
Ophthalmology
show to eye doctor for check up . use genteal eye drops eye drops 4 times per day
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How to use Polydex?

Wash your hands before using Polydex to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Polydex. To use this medicine tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Polydex.

Q. Can the use of Polydex cause blurry vision?

Polydex can blur your vision for a short period of time. Avoid driving or operating machinery just after using Polydex.

Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Polydex?

In case you use excess of Polydex, wash your eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I stop taking Polydex when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Polydex and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. Take your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Polydex?

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 long does Polydex takes to work?

Usually, Polydex starts working soon after using it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop using Polydex when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Polydex 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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References
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