Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops


Introduction

Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops is a medicine used to treat bacterial infections of the eye and ear. It kills and prevents the growth of infection-causing bacteria. This way it relieves the symptoms and speeds up the healing process.

Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops is to be used only in the affected eye or ear. Read the label carefully for instruction before you use the medicine. Use it in the exact dose and duration as advised by the doctor or as instructed in the label. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Do not use too much or too little. Complete your dose and do not stop using the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop.

Use of this medicine may cause burning sensation, stinging, and irritation at the application site. These are usually temporary and resolve with time. However, if they persist or get worse, inform your doctor. In case of accidental contact with your nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water.

Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients in this medicine or if you are taking any other medication. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after using this medicine as it may cause temporary blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections

Benefits of Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops

In Treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections

Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops stops the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. Additionally, it helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching, soreness, watery eyes or ear discharge caused due to eye/ear infections. This medicine treats your infection, helps you carry out the daily activities easily and improves the quality of life. Use it exactly as directed by your doctor. Your symptoms might improve after using Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops. 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 Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops

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 Polymycetin DX

  • Eye irritation
  • Irritation of ear
  • Stinging sensation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Polymycetin DX 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 Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops works

Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops is a combination of three medicines: Chloramphenicol, Dexamethasone and Phenyl Mercuric Nitrate. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye/ear by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by 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. Phenyl Mercuric Nitrate is a preservative.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops 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

What if you forget to take Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops?

If you miss a dose of Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops to cure your eye/ear infection and improve your symptoms.
  • It should usually be used twice a day (in the morning and the evening). If your symptoms are particularly severe, your doctor may suggest you use them up to four times a day.
  • Wash your hands first before applying Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye/ear or any other surface. If it does, squeeze out two or three drops straightaway onto some tissue and rinse the tip with saltwater.
  • Do not use the medicine for a longer time without doctor consultation.
  • Make sure not to use the open bottle for more than 4 weeks.

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FAQs

Q. How long does Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops takes to work?

Usually, Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop applying Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops when I feel better?

No, do not stop applying Polymycetin DX Eye/Ear Drops 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

  1. Chloramphenicol. Slough, UK: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd.; 2012 [revised 9 Feb. 2016]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Dexamethasone. Dublin, Ireland: Aspen; 1990 [revised 23 Jan. 2018]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Chloramphenicol. Romford, Essex: Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; 2010 [revised 18 Apr. 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Chloramphenicol. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Dexamethasone. Richmond upon Thames, Surrey: Consilient Health Ltd.; 2016 [revised Jan. 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Plot No-66,Shop No-7,Sector-44A Near Palm Beach Road,Sea Woods,Nerul Navi Mumbai Mh 400706 India
Country of origin: India

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10 ml in 1 bottle
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