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Wash your hands before using Opthodex to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Opthodex. To use this medicine tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Opthodex.
Q. Can the use of Opthodex cause blurry vision?
Opthodex can blur your vision for a short period of time. Avoid driving or operating machinery just after using Opthodex.
Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Opthodex?
In case you use excess of Opthodex, wash your eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, inform your doctor immediately.
Q. Can I stop taking Opthodex when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Opthodex and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. Take your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Opthodex?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. How long does Opthodex takes to work?
Usually, Opthodex starts working soon after using it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. Can I stop using Opthodex when I feel better?
No, do not stop using Opthodex and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Oct 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.