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Zentob Eye Drops


Overview

Introduction of Zentob Ophthalmic Solution

Zentob Eye Drops is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (eg. conjunctivitis) and the eyelids (eg. blepharitis). It may also help to prevent an infection after an eye injury or surgery.

Zentob Eye Drops stops the growth of bacteria and thereby helps to cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other eye medication. 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.

It is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of bacteria. However, it will not work for other types of eye infections (eg. viral) and therefore, should only be used if prescribed by your doctor. Unnecessary use of any antibiotic can lead to a decrease in its effectiveness in the future.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include temporary eye irritation and burning sensation after administration. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. It may cause some short-term blurring of vision when first used. Therefore, do not drive immediately after administering this medicine. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine or while you have an active eye infection.

Uses of Zentob Ophthalmic Solution

Zentob Ophthalmic Solution side effects

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Zentob Ophthalmic Solution

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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Zentob Ophthalmic Solution works

Zentob Eye Drops is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats your eye infection.

Zentob Ophthalmic Solution related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zentob Eye Drops is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zentob Eye Drops 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.
Driving
SAFE
Zentob Eye Drops 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 Zentob Ophthalmic Solution?

If you miss a dose of Zentob Eye Drops, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zentob Eye Drops to treat bacterial infections of the eye. 
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. 
  • Zentob Eye Drops may cause damage to cornea on long-term use. 
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop. 
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution. 
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer. 
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zentob with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zentob

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I had faced an accident before a year and due to that I dameged my left eye cornea. And after some months doctor found bacterial infection. And sinces then I am treating for it. Now problem is bacterial infections has been stuck beteween layers according to doctor. And thats its get control for while and again gets active. And due to that my scar in eyes have also been fat. My vision right now is around 50% bur not clear whitness vision due to scar in centre of eye. Docot are suggesting for cornea transplant but still waiting. I dont know why. So what should I do? Should o go for transplant.
Dr. Vishal Arora
Eye Specialist
If the infection is not going then transplant will be an option. But the way you have described it, it may not be infection but something else. There will always be a difference between what patient describes to what has been told by the doctor. Please consult your doctor. Cannot advise without examination
Heavy eye infection since last 8 daysHi. Please send suitable medinices for the above mentioned infection.
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Infections are of several types. It cud be told by doc. So better get examined and take treatment under supervision
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FAQs

Q. How long does Zentob takes to work?

Usually, Zentob starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Zentob?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Zentob or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Zentob if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Zentob 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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