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Stedex Eye Drop


Product introduction

Stedex Eye Drop is a medicine used to treat bacterial eye infections. It kills and stops the growth of infection-causing bacteria. This way it helps in symptoms such as redness, itching, and swelling.

Stedex Eye Drop is to be used only in the affected eye. 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 ears, 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 Stedex Eye Drop

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Stedex Eye Drop

In Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Stedex Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines that help to treat eye infections caused by bacteria. Chloramphenicol, an active ingredient of this medicine, kills and stops the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. Dexamethasone, on the other hand, helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching, or soreness caused due to eye infections.

This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. This medicine will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Stedex Eye Drop

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 Stedex

  • Burning sensation in eye
  • Eye irritation
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Blurred vision

How to use Stedex Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use 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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Stedex Eye Drop works

Stedex Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Chloramphenicol and Dexamethasone. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth in the eye 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 red, swollen and itchy.

Safety advice

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

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

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Stedex Eye Drop to cure your eye infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Use it 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 Stedex Eye Drop. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. If it does, squeeze out two or three drops straightaway onto some tissue and rinse the tip with saltwater.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Eye infections can cause your eyes to become more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Wearing sunglasses may help to prevent this.
  • Along with using Stedex Eye Drop, give a warm compress to your eyes to get relief from itching and burning sensation.
  • Take care to avoid spreading the infection from one eye to the other, and to other members of your family. Washing your hands regularly (particularly after touching your eyes) and not sharing towels or pillows will help to prevent the infection from spreading.

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FAQs

Q. How to use Stedex Eye Drop?

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

Q. Can the use of Stedex Eye Drop cause blurry vision?

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

Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Stedex Eye Drop?

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

Q. Can I stop using Stedex Eye Drop when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Stedex Eye Drop 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 Stedex Eye Drop?

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 Stedex Eye Drop takes to work?

Usually, Stedex Eye Drop 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 Stedex Eye Drop when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Stedex Eye Drop 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. MedlinePlus. Dexamethasone. [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. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate. Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey: Bausch & Lomb UK Limited; 1997 [revised May 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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