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Virucid Eye Ointment

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Overview

How to use Virucid 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 Virucid Eye Ointment works

Virucid Eye Ointment is an antiviral medication which treats eye infections caused by Herpes simplex virus. It works by preventing the multiplication of the virus on the surface of your eyeball (cornea). This stops the production of new viruses and clears up your eye infection.

Virucid Eye Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Virucid Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Virucid Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Virucid Eye Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Virucid Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Virucid Eye Ointment, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Virucid Eye Ointment helps treat eye infections caused by Herpes simplex virus.
  • Place it inside the lower eyelid five times a day. Do not apply at nighttime.
  • Continue the tretment for at least 3 days after healing is complete.
  • It may temporarily cause itching and stinging sensation immediately following application. Inform your doctor if this persists.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using Virucid Eye Ointment.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Virucid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Xylomet, Xylojeev, Cirovin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tenvir AF
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Sucor
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zidohope
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Cinus
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Femo
MINOR
Brand(s): Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty
MINOR
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR

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References
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63, N.S.C. Bose Road, 5th Floor, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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