Information about Idoxuridine

Idoxuridine Uses

Idoxuridine is used in the treatment of eye infections by Herpes simplex virus.

How Idoxuridine works

Idoxuridine is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Common side effects of Idoxuridine

Eye irritation, Burning sensation
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Available Medicine for Idoxuridine

RidinoxBell Pharma Pvt Ltd
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Frequently asked questions for Idoxuridine


Q. Is Idoxuridine effective?

Idoxuridine is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Idoxuridine too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Idoxuridine?

No, you should not stop using Idoxuridine suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. Remember, your symptoms may improve and you may feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Idoxuridine avoided?

Use of Idoxuridine should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Idoxuridine or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy, or if you are using Idoxuridine for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Idoxuridine?

Keep Idoxuridine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

Q. Is Idoxuridine safe?

Idoxuridine is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Use it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.


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