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RIDINOX 0.1% EYE DROPS

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MRP: Rs. 68.86 for 1 packet(s) (10 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for RIDINOX

Idoxuridine(0.1%)

food interaction for RIDINOX

alcohol interaction for RIDINOX

pregnancy interaction for RIDINOX

lactation interaction for RIDINOX

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ridinox 0.1% eye drops at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ridinox 0.1% eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Ridinox 0.1% eye drops is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for RIDINOX

Idoxuridine(0.1%)

Uses

Ridinox 0.1% eye drops is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus

How it works

Ridinox 0.1% eye drops belongs to a class of medication called nucleoside analogues. It stops the DNA replication and inhibits the virus from multiplying.

Common side effects

Eye irritation, Eye itching, Eye swelling, Increased sensitivity to light, Increased intraocular pressure, Eye redness

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Expert advice for RIDINOX

  • Do not use eye products that contain boric acid while using idoxuridine as they may cause irritation.
  • It is important to use the eye drop carefully. Do not touch the dropper to your eye or any other surface. Close your eye after adding the solution and slightly press it with your finger.
  • Do not use contact lenses while on idoxuridine therapy unless approved by the doctor.
  • Idoxuridine increases sunlight sensitivity and hence it is advisable to wear sunglasses while outdoors.
  • Do not drive or use heavy machinery immediately after using these drops as usage can cause blurred vision.
  • Consult your doctor if symptoms of infection persist even after using Idoxuridine.
  • Idoxuridine is not effective in non-viral corneal inflammations following herpes simplex keratitis.

Frequently asked questions for RIDINOX

Idoxuridine

Q.What is idoxuridine used for?
Idoxuridine is used to treat viral infections (keratitis) in the eye caused by herpes simplex

Q.How does idoxuridine work?
Idoxuridine belongs to a class of medication called nucleoside analogues. It stops the DNA replication and inhibits the virus from multiplying

Q.Does idoxuridine need to be refrigerated?
Idoxuridine should be refrigerated but it should not be frozen.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)