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Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops

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Overview

Introduction

Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial eye or ear infections. It provides relief from itching, irritation, redness and teary eyes. It draws out water from the swollen cornea.

Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops is to be used only in the affected eye or ear in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. 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.

The most common side effects include irritation, discomfort and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication.  It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine if you experience any symptoms that may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops

  • Bacterial eye infections

Side effects of Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops

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 Zincoren

  • Eye discomfort
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation in eye

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Eye irritation
    Try placing a warm or cold pack over your closed eyes. Putting a chilled black tea bag over your eyes may also help. Remove eye and face make-up before going to bed and wash your face and eyes regularly. Rinse your eyelids gently and pat dry with a clean, dry towel. Do not rub your eyes. Raise your head at night to reduce fluid retention. If your condition does not improve, talk to your doctor. There may be medicines available depending on the cause of the inflammation.

How to use Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops

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

How Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops works

Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops is a combination of four medicines: Boric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sulphacetamide and Zinc Sulfate. Boric Acid and Zinc Sulfate are antiseptics which treat bacterial infection in the eyes and relieve irritation. Sodium Chloride works by preventing the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Sulphacetamide is a purified salt solution which works by drawing out water from the swollen cornea.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Zincoren Eye/Ear Drops 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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

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Patient Concerns

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I am feeling itching in my eyes from past 2 days and water is also coming from my eyes. As I have allergy from dust this might be because of it as 3-4 days back when I was riding a bike dust came into my eyes. What I need to do to get rid of it?
Dr. Amit Basia
Ophthalmology
use genteal eye drops , vigamox eye drops 3 times per day . show to eye doctor
Sir, I have my left eye (-0.75) number's of my glass, now I am feeling much stress in the both eyes. Would you suggest me Regarding it. I am professional in auto cad operator ( works on computer) Thank you
Dr. Amit Basia
Ophthalmology
show to eye doctor for check up . use genteal eye drops eye drops 4 times per day
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FAQs

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

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. How long does Zincoren takes to work?

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

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References

  1. Henderer JD, Rapuano CJ. Ocular Pharmacology. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1707-1737.

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA
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