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Zaha Eye Ointment

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Overview

Introduction

Zaha Eye Ointment is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of bacteria in adults as well as children.

Zaha Eye Ointment should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. 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.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include temporary eye irritation and burning sensation after administration. Some people may also complain of blurred vision, eye itching or a feeling that something is there in the eyes. However, these usually resolve and are not bothersome. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. Contact lens should not be worn while you are using this medicine or while you have the bacterial eye infection.

Uses of Zaha Eye Ointment

Side effects of Zaha Eye Ointment

Common
  • Burning sensation
  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye itching

How to use Zaha 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 Zaha Eye Ointment works

Zaha Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zaha Eye Ointment is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zaha Eye Ointment is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Zaha Eye Ointment alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Zaha Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Zaha 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zaha with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Dr. Vishal Maniar
Ophthalmology
Zymar or Exocin or Zaha eye ointment
suffering from blepharitis from last week n till now ?any u recommend any ointment ?
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Use eye ointment Zaha three times a day
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FAQs

Q. Is Zaha safe?

Zaha is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. What if I don't get better?

You should inform your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms after 3 days of taking Zaha. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. How should Zaha be used?

The use of Zaha should be restricted to the eyes only. Always use Zaha as advised by your doctor. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. Wash your hands before using the eye drops and pour one drop of this medicine in the affected eye. Use it for 3 days, in the morning and in the evening. Remember not to use this medicine for more than 3 days, even if you have residual signs of infection. Zaha has prolonged action and will continue to work once you complete the 3 day course. You should wash your hands before using the eye drops. Take care not to touch the eye or eyelids with the dropper tip of the container.
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Ajanta House, Charkop, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400 067, India
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