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Gentak Ointment


Pronunciation: jen-ta-MYE-sin
Generic Name: Gentamicin
Brand Name: Gentak
Gentak Ointment is used for:

Treating surface eye infections caused by certain bacteria.

Gentak Ointment is a topical antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of, or killing, sensitive bacteria.

Do NOT use Gentak Ointment if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Gentak Ointment

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Gentak Ointment:

Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gentak Ointment. Because little, if any, of Gentak Ointment is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Gentak Ointment may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Gentak Ointment:

Use Gentak Ointment as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Gentak Ointment may be used around the eye or in the eye, as directed by your doctor. To use Gentak Ointment in the eye, first, wash your hands. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from your eye to form a pouch. Squeeze a thin strip of ointment into the pouch. After using Gentak Ointment, gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. Wipe the applicator tip with a clean, dry tissue. To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed. Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Gentak Ointment. Take care of your contact lenses as directed by the manufacturer. Check with your doctor before you use them. Gentak Ointment is only for the eye. Do not get it in your nose or mouth. To clear up your infection completely, use Gentak Ointment for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days. Using Gentak Ointment at the same times each day will help you to remember to use it. If you miss a dose of Gentak Ointment, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gentak Ointment.

Important safety information: Gentak Ointment may cause blurred vision. Use Gentak Ointment with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Gentak Ointment may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away. Be sure to use Gentak Ointment for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future. Long-term or repeated use of Gentak Ointment may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this. Do not use Gentak Ointment for future eye problems without checking with your doctor. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Gentak Ointment while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Gentak Ointment, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Gentak Ointment:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Bloodshot eye; burning or stinging of the eye.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); delayed healing of the cornea; hallucinations; redness, itching or swelling of the eyelids; ulcers of the cornea.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Gentak side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Gentak Ointment:

Store Gentak Ointment at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not freeze. Keep Gentak Ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Gentak Ointment, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Gentak Ointment is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gentak Ointment. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Gentak resources Gentak Side Effects (in more detail) Gentak Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gentak Support Group 0 Reviews for Gentak - Add your own review/rating Compare Gentak with other medications Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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Gentacidin


Generic Name: gentamicin ophthalmic (JEN ta MYE sin off THAL mik)
Brand Names: Garamycin Ophthalmic, Gentak, Gentasol, Ocu-Mycin

What is Gentacidin (gentamicin ophthalmic)?

Gentamicin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Gentamicin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Gentamicin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Gentacidin (gentamicin ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

Who should not use Gentacidin (gentamicin ophthalmic)? Do not use gentamicin ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only. It is not known whether gentamicin ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use gentamicin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether gentamicin ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use gentamicin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Gentacidin (gentamicin ophthalmic)?

Use gentamicin ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using the eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before the next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store gentamicin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Gentacidin (gentamicin ophthalmic)? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Gentamicin ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with gentamicin ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Gentacidin (gentamicin ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Gentacidin (gentamicin ophthalmic)? Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with gentamicin ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with gentamicin ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Gentacidin resources Gentacidin Side Effects (in more detail) Gentacidin Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gentacidin Support Group 0 Reviews for Gentacidin - Add your own review/rating Gentacidin Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Genoptic Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Gentak Prescribing Information (FDA) Gentak eent Monograph (AHFS DI) Gentak Cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Compare Gentacidin with other medications Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about gentamicin ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

See also: Gentacidin side effects (in more detail)


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Keratoconjunctivitis Medications


Definition of Keratoconjunctivitis: Inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.

Drugs associated with Keratoconjunctivitis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.


Drug List: Ak-Cide Ak-Neo-Dex Ak-Poly-Bac Ak-Trol Alomide Blephamide-Suspension Blephamide-S-O-P-Ointment Cetapred Cortisporin-Ophthalmic-Suspension-Drops-Suspension Cortomycin-Suspension Crolom-Ophthalmic Dexacidin Dexacine Dexasporin Fml-S-Suspension Fml-S-Liquifilm Isopto-Cetapred Maxitrol-Drops Methadex Metimyd Neo-Decadron Neo-Decadron-Ocumeter Neo-Dex Neo-Dexair Neo-Poly-Dex Neocidin-Ophthalmic-Ointment Neocin-Ointment Neosporin-Ophthalmic-Ointment Npd-Ophthalmic-Ointment Ocu-Lone-C Ocu-Spore-B Ocu-Trol Ocutricin Opticrom-Ophthalmic Poly-Pred-Drops Poly-Dex-Drops Polycin-B-Ointment Polysporin-Ophthalmic Polytracin-Ophthalmic Pred-G Pred-G-S-O-P Vasocidin-Drops Voltaren-Drops
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Gentak eent


Generic Name: Gentamicin Sulfate eent
Class: Antibacterials
VA Class: AM300
CAS Number: 1405-41-0

Introduction

Antibacterial; aminoglycoside antibiotic produced by Micromonospora purpurea.a b c d e

Uses for Gentak Bacterial Ophthalmic Infections

Treatment of superficial infections of the eye caused by susceptible bacteria.a b c

Used alone or in fixed combination with a topical corticosteroid (e.g., prednisolone) when such combination therapy is indicated.d e (See Use of Fixed Combinations Containing Corticosteroids under Cautions.)

Gentak Dosage and Administration Administration Ophthalmic Administration

Apply topically to the eye(s) as an ophthalmic solution, suspension, or ointment.a b c d e

Not for injection into the eye; do not inject subconjunctivally or instill directly into the anterior chamber of the eye.a b c d

Avoid contamination of the tip of the container.102 c d e

Shake suspension well prior to use.d

Dosage

Available as gentamicin sulfate and as fixed combinations containing prednisolone acetate; dosage expressed in terms of gentamicin.b c d e

Pediatric Patients Bacterial Ophthalmic Infections Gentamicin Sulfate 0.3% Ophthalmic Solution

Infants and children >1 month of age: 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 4 hours.c

Infants and children >1 month of age: For severe infections, instill up to 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every hour.c

Ophthalmic Ointment

Infants and children >1 month of age: Apply a 1.25-cm ribbon to the affected eye(s) 2 or 3 times daily.b

Adults Bacterial Ophthalmic Infections Gentamicin Sulfate 0.3% Ophthalmic Solution

1 or 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 4 hours.c

Severe infections: Instill up to 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every hour.c

Ophthalmic Ointment

Apply a 1.25-cm ribbon to the affected eye(s) 2 or 3 times daily.b

Gentamicin Sulfate 0.3% and Prednisolone Acetate 0.6%

If improvement does not occur after 2 days, reevaluate the patient.d e

Do not discontinue therapy prematurely.d e

Ophthalmic Solution

Initial 24–48 hours, up to 1 drop into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) every hour; thereafter, 1 drop 2–4 times daily.d

Ophthalmic Ointment

Apply a 1.25-cm ribbon into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 1–3 times daily.e

Cautions for Gentak Contraindications

Known hypersensitivity to gentamicin or any ingredient in the formulation.a b c d e

Warnings/Precautions Sensitivity Reactions

Sensitization may occur.a b c d e Discontinue if hypersensitivity reaction occurs.a b c

Commercially available gentamicin preparations contain other ingredients (e.g., parabens), which may cause allergic contact dermatitis.a (See Preparations.)

Cross-allergenicity

Cross-allergenicity occurs among the aminoglycosides.a

General Precautions Superinfection

Prolonged use may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi.a b c d e If superinfection occurs, discontinue drug and institute appropriate therapy.a

Use of Fixed Combinations Containing Corticosteroids

Topical corticosteroids may mask clinical signs of bacterial, fungal, or viral infections or may suppress hypersensitivity reactions to gentamicin or other ingredients in the formulation.a

When gentamicin is used in fixed combination with a corticosteroid, consider the cautions, precautions, and contraindications associated with EENT corticosteroids.a d e

Infection Complications

Ophthalmic ointments may delay corneal healing.b

Bacterial and fungal corneal ulcers possible during treatment.b c

Specific Populations Pregnancy

Category C.b c d e

Lactation

Systemic gentamicin is distributed into breast milk.g Gentamicin in fixed combination with prednisolone acetate (ophthalmic suspension and ophthalmic ointment): Discontinue nursing or the drug.d e

Pediatric Use

Safety and efficacy of gentamicin ophthalmic solution and ophthalmic ointment not established in neonates.b c

Safety and efficacy of gentamicin in fixed combination with prednisolone acetate (ophthalmic suspension and ophthalmic ointment) not established.d e

Geriatric Use

Gentamicin in fixed combination with prednisolone acetate (ophthalmic suspension and ophthalmic ointment): No substantial differences in safety or efficacy relative to younger patients.d e

Common Adverse Effects

Transient irritation, burning, stinging.a b c d

Gentak Pharmacokinetics Absorption Extent

Absorption is greatest when the cornea is abraded.a

Distribution Extent

Systemic gentamicin crosses the placenta and is distributed into breast milk.g

Stability Storage Ophthalmic Ointment

Gentamicin: 2–30°C.b

Gentamicin in fixed combination with prednisolone acetate: 15–25°C.e

Solution

Gentamicin: 2–30°C; avoid excessive heat.c

Suspension

Gentamicin in fixed combination with prednisolone acetate: 15–25°C.d Do not freeze; avoid excessive heat (?40°C).d

Actions and SpectrumActions

Usually bactericidal in action.a

Mechanism of action not fully elucidated; however, appears to inhibit protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria by irreversibly binding to 30S ribosomal subunits.a

Active against many aerobic gram-negative and some aerobic gram-positive bacteria.a b c Inactive against fungi, viruses, and most anaerobic bacteria.a

Natural and acquired resistance to gentamicin demonstrated in both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.a Resistance to other aminoglycosides and several other anti-infectives (e.g., chloramphenicol, sulfonamides, tetracycline) may be transferred on the same plasmid.a

Partial cross-resistance between gentamicin and other aminoglycosides.a

Advice to Patients

Importance of removing soft contact lenses prior to administering preparations containing benzalkonium chloride and of delaying reinsertion of the lenses for ?5 minutes after administration.f

Importance of not touching tip of container to the eye, eyelid, fingers, or any other surface to avoid contamination.a b c

Importance of discontinuing therapy and contacting clinician if the infection worsens or does not improve, or if any signs of sensitivity occur (discharge, swelling, pain).b c

Advise patient not to share the drug with any other person.d

Importance of informing clinicians of existing or contemplated concomitant therapy, including prescription and OTC drugs.b c

Importance of women informing clinicians if they are or plan to become pregnant or plan to breast-feed.b c

Importance of informing patients of other important precautionary information. (See Cautions.)

Preparations

Excipients in commercially available drug preparations may have clinically important effects in some individuals; consult specific product labeling for details.

* available from one or more manufacturer, distributor, and/or repackager by generic (nonproprietary) name

Gentamicin Sulfate

Routes

Dosage Forms

Strengths

Brand Names

Manufacturer

Ophthalmic

Ointment

0.3% (of gentamicin)

Gentak (with parabens)

Akorn

Gentamicin Sulfate

Fougera

Solution

0.3% (of gentamicin)*

Gentak (with benzalkonium chloride)

Akorn

Gentamicin Sulfate

Bausch & Lomb, Falcon

Gentamicin Sulfate and Prednisolone Acetate

Routes

Dosage Forms

Strengths

Brand Names

Manufacturer

Ophthalmic

Ointment

Gentamicin Sulfate 0.3% (of gentamicin) and Prednisolone Acetate 0.6%

Pred-G (with chlorobutanol 0.5%)

Allergan

Suspension

Gentamicin Sulfate 0.3% (of gentamicin) and Prednisolone Acetate 1%

Pred-G (with benzalkonium chloride; viscous)

Allergan

Comparative Pricing

This pricing information is subject to change at the sole discretion of DS Pharmacy. This pricing information was updated 03/2011. Actual costs to patients will vary depending on the use of specific retail or mail-order locations and health insurance copays.

Gentak 0.3% Ointment (AKORN): 3/$21.99 or 7/$35.98

Gentamicin Sulfate 0.3% Solution (FALCON PHARMACEUTICALS): 5/$25.99 or 10/$45.98

Pred-G 0.3-1% Suspension (ALLERGAN): 5/$39.35 or 15/$101.19

Disclaimer

This report on medications is for your information only, and is not considered individual patient advice. Because of the changing nature of drug information, please consult your physician or pharmacist about specific clinical use.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. and Drugs.com represent that the information provided hereunder was formulated with a reasonable standard of care, and in conformity with professional standards in the field. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. and Drugs.com make no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to such information and specifically disclaims all such warranties. Users are advised that decisions regarding drug therapy are complex medical decisions requiring the independent, informed decision of an appropriate health care professional, and the information is provided for informational purposes only. The entire monograph for a drug should be reviewed for a thorough understanding of the drug's actions, uses and side effects. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. and Drugs.com do not endorse or recommend the use of any drug. The information is not a substitute for medical care.

AHFS Drug Information. © Copyright, 1959-2011, Selected Revisions August 2008. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc., 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

References

101. Akorn. Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP, 0.3% prescribing information. Buffalo Grove, IL; 2002 Jan.

102. Akorn. Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment USP, 0.3% prescribing information. Somerset, NJ; 1998 Jul.

103. Allergan. Pred-G (gentamicin and prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension, USP) 0.3%/1% prescribing information. In: Physicians’ desk reference for ophthalmic medicines. 34th ed. Montevale, NJ: Thomson PDR; 2006: 234-5.

104. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Preferred Practice Pattern: Conjunctivitis. 2003. From the American Academy of Ophthalmology website (http://www.aao.org) Accessed 11 May 2006.

a. AHFS drug information 2008. McEvoy, GK, ed. Gentamicin sulfate (ophthalmic). Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2008:2845-6.

b. Akorn, Inc. gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment USP 0.3% prescribing information. Buffalo Grove, IL; 2008 Feb.

c. Akorn, Inc. Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP 0.3% prescribing information. Buffalo Grove, IL; 2006 Oct.

d. Allergan, Inc. Pred-G (gentamicin and prednisolone acetate) ophthalmic suspension USP 0.3%/1.0% prescribing information. Irvine, CA; 2005 Dec.

e. Allergan, Inc. Pred-G (gentamicin and prednisolone acetate) ophthalmic ointment USP 0.3%/0.6% prescribing information. Irvine, CA; 2004 Jan.

f. Christensen MT, Barry JR, Turner FD. Five-minute removal of soft lenses prevents most absorption of a topical ophthalmic solution. CLAO J. 1998; 24:227-231. [PubMed 9800062]

g. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and lactation, 7th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA; 2005:720-22.

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Ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives


A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives are preparations designed to be applied into the eyes. They contain steroids and anti-infectives. Steroids are effective anti-inflammatory agents and are used to treat pain and inflammation. The anti-infectives commonly present in eye drops are antibiotics that either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria.

Steroids and antibiotics in combination are used to treat eye infections, which have pain and inflammation component or they can be used post surgery to prevent infections and to treat the inflammation.

See also

Medical conditions associated with ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives:

Blepharitis Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Cyclitis Iritis Keratitis Keratoconjunctivitis Uveitis Drug List: Fml-S-Liquifilm Neo-Decadron Tobradex Zylet Blephamide-Suspension Ak-Cide Ak-Neo-Dex Ak-Trol Blephamide-S-O-P-Ointment Cetapred Cortisporin-Ophthalmic Cortisporin-Ophthalmic-Suspension-Drops-Suspension Cortomycin-Eye-Ointment Cortomycin-Suspension Dexacidin Dexacine Dexasporin Fml-S-Suspension Isopto-Cetapred Maxitrol-Drops Methadex Metimyd Neo-Decadron-Ocumeter Neo-Dex Neo-Dexair Neo-Poly-Bac Neo-Poly-Dex Neotricin-Hc Npd-Ophthalmic-Ointment Ocu-Cort Ocu-Lone-C Ocu-Trol Ophthocort Poly-Dex-Drops Poly-Pred-Drops Pred-G Pred-G-S-O-P Tobradex-St-Drops Triple-Antibiotic-Hc-Ophthalmic-Ointment Vasocidin-Drops
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POSALFILIN Ointment


POSALFILIN Ointment

Salicylic Acid BP 25% w/w and Podophyllum Resin BP 20%w/w

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. This medicine is available without prescription but you still need to use POSALFILIN carefully to get the best results from it.

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you need the information on this leaflet in an alternative format, such as large text, or Braille please ring from the UK: 0800 198 5000.

In this leaflet: 1. What POSALFILIN Ointment is and what it is used for 2. Before you use POSALFILIN Ointment 3. How to use POSALFILIN Ointment 4. Possible side effects 5. How to store POSALFILIN Ointment 6. Further information What Posalfilin Ointment Is And What It Is Used For

POSALFILIN Ointment is used to treat warts (verrucas) on the soles of the feet. Verrucas are infectious, small growths of the skin caused by a specific virus. If left untreated they can grow and spread.

POSALFILIN Ointment contains salicylic acid and podophyllum resin which work together to treat the verrucas by softening the skin (salicylic acid) and killing the virus (podophyllum resin).

Before You Use Posalfilin Ointment Do not use POSALFILIN if: You are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or are breast-feeding You are diabetic, You have poor circulation, or have little feeling in your feet (peripheral neuropathy) The wart is bleeding or crumbling

POSALFILIN should not be used on the skin of the face, armpits, or the bottom or genital (sex) regions.

Take care when using POSALFILIN ointment as it may burn healthy skin. Stop using POSALFILIN if your skin becomes red and inflamed. If you do get any ointment on your healthy skin wipe off with a tissue immediately.

Taking/using other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Do not use POSALFILIN Ointment if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

How To Use Posalfilin Ointment

Always use POSALFILIN Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. POSALFILIN ointment should be used daily.

To use POSALFILIN ointment: Place a corn ring (available from your pharmacist) around the wart. You may need to cut the ring to fit the area. Apply as little ointment as you can to the wart. Take care not to get any POSALFILIN ointment on your normal skin. If you do get any ointment on your healthy skin wipe off with a tissue immediately. Now cover the wart and corn ring with a plaster. Wash your hands. Repeat this every day until the wart is soft and spongy. Stop the treatment and do not cover with a plaster. After a few days the wart should drop off. If it does not, start using POSALFILIN ointment again. If you use more POSALFILIN ointment than you should

Using too much POSALFILIN ointment may burn your skin and you may need to see your doctor. If you do get any ointment on your healthy skin wipe off with a tissue immediately.

If you forget to use POSALFILIN ointment

Do not double the dose, use POSALFILIN ointment the next day when you remember.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist

POSALFILIN Ointment Side Effects

Like all medicines, POSALFILIN ointment can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

POSALFILIN ointment can burn healthy skin. If this happens stop using POSALFILIN Ointment until it heals. Tell your doctor if you think POSALFILIN ointment is causing a problem.

If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

How To Store Posalfilin Ointment

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not use POSALFILIN Ointment after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube as month/year. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Further Information What POSALFILIN ointment contains

The active substances are podophyllum resin BP and salicylic acid BP. Each tube contains 20% w/w podophyllum resin BP and 25% w/w salicylic acid BP.

The other ingredients are yellow soft paraffin and liquid paraffin.

What POSALFILIN ointment looks like and contents of the pack

POSALFILIN ointment is a dark brown ointment that comes in a 10g tube. Each pack contains one tube.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

The Marketing Authorisation Holder is

Norgine Ltd. Moorhall Road Harefield Middlesex UB9 6NS UK

It is made by

Norgine Ltd. Hengoed Mid Glamorgan CF82 8SJ UK

UK Marketing Authorisation Holder: PL 00322/5901R

The leaflet was last approved in: 11 August 2008


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Garamycin Ophthalmic


Generic Name: gentamicin (Ophthalmic route)

jen-ta-MYE-sin

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

Garamycin Genoptic Genoptic S.O.P. Gentacidin Gentafair Gentak Gentasol Ocu-Mycin

Available Dosage Forms:

Solution Ointment

Therapeutic Class: Antibiotic

Chemical Class: Aminoglycoside

Uses For Garamycin

Gentamicin belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. Gentamicin ophthalmic preparations are used to treat infections of the eye.

Gentamicin is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using Garamycin

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

There is no specific information comparing use of this medicine in babies up to one month of age with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of this medicine in the elderly with use in other age groups.

Pregnancy Pregnancy Category Explanation All Trimesters D Studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy in a life threatening situation or a serious disease, may outweigh the potential risk. Breast Feeding

Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Alcuronium Atracurium Cidofovir Cisatracurium Colistimethate Sodium Decamethonium Doxacurium Ethacrynic Acid Fazadinium Furosemide Gallamine Hexafluorenium Lysine Metocurine Mivacurium Pancuronium Pipecuronium Rapacuronium Rocuronium Succinylcholine Tacrolimus Tubocurarine Vancomycin Vecuronium

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Indomethacin Methoxyflurane Polygeline Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Proper Use of gentamicin

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain gentamicin. It may not be specific to Garamycin. Please read with care.

For patients using the eye drop form of this medicine:

The bottle is only partially full to provide proper drop control. To use: First, wash your hands. Tilt the head back and with the index finger of one hand, press gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid and pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Drop the medicine into this space. Let go of the eyelid and gently close the eyes. Do not blink. Keep the eyes closed for 1 or 2 minutes, to allow the medicine to come into contact with the infection. If you think you did not get the drop of medicine into your eye properly, use another drop. Avoid wearing contact lenses during treatment To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface (including the eye). Also, keep the container tightly closed.

For patients using the eye ointment form of this medicine:

First, wash your hands. Tilt the head back and with the index finger of one hand, press gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid and pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Squeeze a thin strip of ointment into this space. A 1-cm (approximately ?-inch) strip of ointment is usually enough unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Let go of the eyelid and gently close the eyes and keep them closed for 1 or 2 minutes, to allow the medicine to come into contact with the infection. To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface (including the eye). After using gentamicin eye ointment, wipe the tip of the ointment tube with a clean tissue and keep the tube tightly closed.

To help clear up your infection completely, keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms have disappeared. Do not miss any doses.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

For ophthalmic ointment dosage form: For eye infections: Adults and children—Use every eight to twelve hours. For ophthalmic solution (eye drops) dosage form: For mild to moderate eye infections: Adults and children—One to two drops every four hours. For severe eye infections: Adults and children—One to two drops as often as once every hour as directed by your doctor. Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply 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 dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Precautions While Using Garamycin

If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

Garamycin Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common Itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine redness of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid Rare Black, tarry stools; blood in urine or stools; or unusual bleeding or swelling blurred vision, eye pain, sensitivity to light, and/or tearing seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there hallucinations

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common Burning or stinging

After application, eye ointments usually cause your vision to blur for a few minutes.

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Uveitis Medications


Definition of Uveitis: Uveitis is an inflammation of the the uvea, the layer between the sclera and the retina, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and the choroid.

Drugs associated with Uveitis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Uveitis. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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Topics under Uveitis Cyclitis (8 drugs) Panuveitis (0 drugs) Uveitis, Anterior (27 drugs in 4 topics) Uveitis, Posterior (17 drugs in 2 topics) Learn more about Uveitis

Medical Encyclopedia:

Uveitis

Harvard Health Guide:

Symptoms and treatment for Uveitis
Drug List: Ak-Cide Ak-Dex-Ophthalmic Ak-Neo-Dex Ak-Pentolate Ak-Trol Aristocort Aristocort-Forte Atropin-Care-Drops Atropisol Azasan Azulfidine Azulfidine-En-Tabs-Delayed-Release-Tablets Blephamide-Suspension Blephamide-S-O-P-Ointment Cetapred Clinacort-Injection Clinalog-Injection Cortisporin-Ophthalmic Cortisporin-Ophthalmic-Suspension-Drops-Suspension Cortomycin-Eye-Ointment Cortomycin-Suspension Cortone-Acetate Cyclogyl Cylate Decadron-Ocumeter Dexacidin Dexacine Dexasol-Drops Dexasporin Enbrel Fml-S-Suspension Fml-S-Liquifilm Homatropaire-Drops Imuran Isopto-Atropine-Drops Isopto-Cetapred Isopto-Homatropine-Drops Ken-Jec-40-Injection Kenalog-40-Suspension Maxidex-Suspension Maxitrol-Drops Methadex Metimyd Neo-Decadron Neo-Decadron-Ocumeter Neo-Dex Neo-Dexair Neo-Poly-Bac Neo-Poly-Dex Neotricin-Hc Npd-Ophthalmic-Ointment Ocu-Cort Ocu-Dex-Ophthalmic Ocu-Lone-C Ocu-Pentolate Ocu-Trol Ocu-Tropine Ozurdex Poly-Pred-Drops Poly-Dex-Drops Pred-G Pred-G-S-O-P Remicade Retisert Sulfazine Tac-3-Injection Tobradex Tobradex-St-Drops Trexall Triam-Forte Triamcot-Injection Triamonide-40-Injection Triesence Triple-Antibiotic-Hc-Ophthalmic-Ointment Trivaris U-Tri-Lone-Injection Vasocidin-Drops Vexol Zylet
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Ophthalmic steroids


A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Ophthalmic steroids are products specifically designed to be applied in the eyes. These products contain corticosteroids and are available as eye drops, gels, ointments and other forms of ocular applications.

Corticosteroids are extremely effective anti-inflammatory agents and are used to treat inflammation post surgery or due to injury. Or they are used to relieve pain and swelling in the eyes caused by other conditions.

See also

Medical conditions associated with ophthalmic steroids:

Acute Otitis Externa Conjunctivitis Cyclitis Eye Dryness/Redness Eye Redness/Itching Eyelash Hypotrichosis Iritis Keratitis Macular Edema Postoperative Ocular Inflammation Rosacea Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis Temporal Arteritis Uveitis Uveitis, Posterior Vitrectomy Drug List: Ozurdex Retisert Fml-Forte Durezol Ak-Dex-Ophthalmic Ak-Pred-Drops Alrex-Drops Decadron-Ocumeter Dexasol-Drops Econopred Econopred-Plus-Drops Flarex-Suspension Fluor-Op Fml-Ointment Fml-Liquifilm Fml-S-O-P Hms Inflamase-Forte-Drops Inflamase-Mild Lotemax-Drops Maxidex-Suspension Ocu-Dex-Ophthalmic Omnipred-Drops Pred-Forte-Drops Pred-Mild Prednisol Triesence Trivaris Vexol
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Chloroptic S.O.P.


Generic Name: chloramphenicol ophthalmic (klor am FEN i kole)
Brand Names: Chloroptic, Chloroptic S.O.P.

What is Chloroptic S.O.P. (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic.

The ophthalmic form of chloramphenicol is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Chloramphenicol ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Chloroptic S.O.P. (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Chloroptic S.O.P. (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)? Do not use chloramphenicol ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used only to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is not known whether chloramphenicol ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use chloramphenicol ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether chloramphenicol ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use chloramphenicol ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Chloroptic S.O.P. (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Use chloramphenicol ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before your next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store chloramphenicol ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Chloroptic S.O.P. (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Chloramphenicol ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.

Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.

Chloroptic S.O.P. (chloramphenicol ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication. Rarely, prolonged use of this medication has damaged bone marrow. Call your doctor if you experience extreme fatigue or unusual bleeding or bruising.

More commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use chloramphenicol ophthalmic and talk to your doctor about any side effects that you experience.

What other drugs will affect Chloroptic S.O.P. (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Avoid using other eyedrops or eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with chloramphenicol ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Chloroptic S.O.P. resources Chloroptic S.O.P. Drug Interactions 0 Reviews for Chloroptic S.O.P. - Add your own review/rating Ak-Chlor Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Compare Chloroptic S.O.P. with other medications Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about chloramphenicol ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read. What does my medication look like?

Chloramphenicol ophthalmic is available with a prescription under several brand and generic names as a solution and as an ointment. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

AK-Chlor 5 mg per mL solution

AK-Chlor 10 mg per gram ointment

Chloroptic 5 mg per mL solution

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Chloroptic


Generic Name: chloramphenicol ophthalmic (klor am FEN i kole)
Brand Names: Chloroptic, Chloroptic S.O.P.

What is Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic.

The ophthalmic form of chloramphenicol is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Chloramphenicol ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)? Do not use chloramphenicol ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used only to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is not known whether chloramphenicol ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use chloramphenicol ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether chloramphenicol ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use chloramphenicol ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Use chloramphenicol ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before your next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store chloramphenicol ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Chloramphenicol ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.

Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.

Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication. Rarely, prolonged use of this medication has damaged bone marrow. Call your doctor if you experience extreme fatigue or unusual bleeding or bruising.

More commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use chloramphenicol ophthalmic and talk to your doctor about any side effects that you experience.

What other drugs will affect Chloroptic (chloramphenicol ophthalmic)?

Avoid using other eyedrops or eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with chloramphenicol ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Chloroptic resources Chloroptic Drug Interactions Chloroptic Support Group 0 Reviews for Chloroptic - Add your own review/rating Chloroptic Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Compare Chloroptic with other medications Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about chloramphenicol ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read. What does my medication look like?

Chloramphenicol ophthalmic is available with a prescription under several brand and generic names as a solution and as an ointment. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

AK-Chlor 5 mg per mL solution

AK-Chlor 10 mg per gram ointment

Chloroptic 5 mg per mL solution

Chloroptic S.O.P. 10 mg per gram ointment

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Cetamide


Generic Name: sulfacetamide ophthalmic (SUL fa SEET a mide off THAL mik)
Brand Names: Bleph-10, Ocu-Sul 10, Ocu-Sul 15, Ocu-Sul 30, Sodium Sulamyd, Sulf-10, Sulfac 10%

What is Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)?

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

Who should not use Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)? Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.

Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a sulfa-based drug.

It is not known whether sulfacetamide ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether sulfacetamide ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)?

Use sulfacetamide ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eye drops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before the next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store sulfacetamide ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Sulfacetamide ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with sulfacetamide ophthalmic. After applying the medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with sulfacetamide ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)?

Do not use this medication with other eyedrops containing nitrates (e.g., silver nitrate).

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with sulfacetamide ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with sulfacetamide ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

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Gentamicin Ointment


Pronunciation: jen-ta-MYE-sin
Generic Name: Gentamicin
Brand Name: Gentak
Gentamicin Ointment is used for:

Treating surface eye infections caused by certain bacteria.

Gentamicin Ointment is a topical antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of, or killing, sensitive bacteria.

Do NOT use Gentamicin Ointment if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Gentamicin Ointment

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Gentamicin Ointment:

Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gentamicin Ointment. Because little, if any, of Gentamicin Ointment is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Gentamicin Ointment may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Gentamicin Ointment:

Use Gentamicin Ointment as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Gentamicin Ointment may be used around the eye or in the eye, as directed by your doctor. To use Gentamicin Ointment in the eye, first, wash your hands. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from your eye to form a pouch. Squeeze a thin strip of ointment into the pouch. After using Gentamicin Ointment, gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. Wipe the applicator tip with a clean, dry tissue. To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed. Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Gentamicin Ointment. Take care of your contact lenses as directed by the manufacturer. Check with your doctor before you use them. Gentamicin Ointment is only for the eye. Do not get it in your nose or mouth. To clear up your infection completely, use Gentamicin Ointment for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days. Using Gentamicin Ointment at the same times each day will help you to remember to use it. If you miss a dose of Gentamicin Ointment, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gentamicin Ointment.

Important safety information: Gentamicin Ointment may cause blurred vision. Use Gentamicin Ointment with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Gentamicin Ointment may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away. Be sure to use Gentamicin Ointment for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future. Long-term or repeated use of Gentamicin Ointment may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this. Do not use Gentamicin Ointment for future eye problems without checking with your doctor. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Gentamicin Ointment while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Gentamicin Ointment, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Gentamicin Ointment:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Bloodshot eye; burning or stinging of the eye.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); delayed healing of the cornea; hallucinations; redness, itching or swelling of the eyelids; ulcers of the cornea.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Gentamicin Ointment:

Store Gentamicin Ointment at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not freeze. Keep Gentamicin Ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Gentamicin Ointment, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Gentamicin Ointment is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gentamicin Ointment. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Gentamicin resources Gentamicin Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gentamicin Support Group 0 Reviews for Gentamicin - Add your own review/rating Compare Gentamicin with other medications Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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Isopto Cetamide


Generic Name: sulfacetamide ophthalmic (SUL fa SEET a mide off THAL mik)
Brand Names: Bleph-10, Ocu-Sul 10, Ocu-Sul 15, Ocu-Sul 30, Sodium Sulamyd, Sulf-10, Sulfac 10%

What is Isopto Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)?

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Sulfacetamide ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Isopto Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

Who should not use Isopto Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)? Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.

Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a sulfa-based drug.

It is not known whether sulfacetamide ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether sulfacetamide ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use sulfacetamide ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Isopto Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)?

Use sulfacetamide ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eye drops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before the next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store sulfacetamide ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Isopto Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Sulfacetamide ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with sulfacetamide ophthalmic. After applying the medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with sulfacetamide ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Isopto Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Isopto Cetamide (sulfacetamide ophthalmic)?

Do not use this medication with other eyedrops containing nitrates (e.g., silver nitrate).

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with sulfacetamide ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with sulfacetamide ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Isopto Cetamide resources Isopto Cetamide Side Effects (in more detail) Isopto Cetamide Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Isopto Cetamide Drug Interactions Isopto Cetamide Support Group 0 Reviews for Isopto Cetamide - Add your own review/rating Isopto Cetamide Prescribing Information (FDA) Bleph-10 Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Bleph-10 Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare Isopto Cetamide with other medications Conjunctivitis Trachoma Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about sulfacetamide ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

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Tobralcon


Generic Name: tobramycin ophthalmic (TOE bra MYE sin off THAL mik)
Brand Names: Aktob, Tobralcon, Tobrasol, Tobrex

What is Tobralcon (tobramycin ophthalmic)?

Tobramycin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Tobramycin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Tobramycin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Tobralcon (tobramycin ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down the tear ducts.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Tobralcon (tobramycin ophthalmic)? Do not use tobramycin ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in the eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only. Tobramycin ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use tobramycin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether tobramycin ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use tobramycin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Tobralcon (tobramycin ophthalmic)?

Use tobramycin ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops. If you are using drops in both eyes, repeat the process in the other eye.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before applying the other medication.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store tobramycin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose or if the medication has been ingested, call an emergency room or poison control center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Tobralcon (tobramycin ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Tobramycin ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with tobramycin ophthalmic. After applying the medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with tobramycin ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Tobralcon (tobramycin ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Tobralcon (tobramycin ophthalmic)? Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with tobramycin ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with tobramycin ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

More Tobralcon resources Tobralcon Side Effects (in more detail) Tobralcon Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Tobralcon Support Group 0 Reviews for Tobralcon - Add your own review/rating AKTob Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Tobrex Prescribing Information (FDA) Tobrex Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Compare Tobralcon with other medications Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about tobramycin ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

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Neo-Dex


Generic Name: neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (nee oh MYE sin DEX a METH a sone off THAL mik)
Brand Names:

What is Neo-Dex (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Neomycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections.

Dexamethasone is a steroid. It is used to treat the inflammation associated with bacterial infections of the eye.

Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Neo-Dex (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.

Who should not use Neo-Dex (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)? Do not use neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only. Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Neo-Dex (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Use neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. Repeat the process in the other eye if your doctor has prescribed drops in both eyes. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat the process in the other eye if your doctor has prescribed ointment in both eyes.

If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before your next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Neo-Dex (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.

Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.

Neo-Dex (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Neo-Dex (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Avoid other eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others).

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Neo-Dex resources Neo-Dex Side Effects (in more detail) Neo-Dex Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Neo-Dex Drug Interactions Neo-Dex Support Group 0 Reviews for Neo-Dex - Add your own review/rating Compare Neo-Dex with other medications Blepharitis Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Keratitis Keratoconjunctivitis Uveitis Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

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Neo-Decadron


Generic Name: neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (nee oh MYE sin DEX a METH a sone off THAL mik)
Brand Names:

What is Neo-Decadron (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Neomycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections.

Dexamethasone is a steroid. It is used to treat the inflammation associated with bacterial infections of the eye.

Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Neo-Decadron (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.

Who should not use Neo-Decadron (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)? Do not use neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only. Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Neo-Decadron (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Use neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. Repeat the process in the other eye if your doctor has prescribed drops in both eyes. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat the process in the other eye if your doctor has prescribed ointment in both eyes.

If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before your next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Neo-Decadron (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.

Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.

Neo-Decadron (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Neo-Decadron (neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic)?

Avoid other eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others).

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Neo-Decadron resources Neo-Decadron Side Effects (in more detail) Neo-Decadron Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Neo-Decadron Drug Interactions Neo-Decadron Support Group 1 Review for Neo-Decadron - Add your own review/rating Compare Neo-Decadron with other medications Blepharitis Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Keratitis Keratoconjunctivitis Uveitis Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about neomycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

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Tobradex


Generic Name: tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (TOE bra MYE sin and DEX a METH a sone off THAL mik)
Brand Names: Tobradex

What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic?

Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections.

Dexamethasone is a steroid. Dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye.

Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic?

Contact your doctor if the symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in the condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.

What should I discuss with my doctor before using tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic? Do not use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in the eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only. It is not known whether tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic?

Use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using the eye drops or ointment.

To apply the eye drops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops. If you are using drops in both eyes, repeat the process in the other eye.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before application of the other medication.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose or if the medication has been ingested, contact an emergency room or poison control center for advice.

What should I avoid while using tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic. After applying the medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic side effects

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with the use of this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic? Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others).

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

More Tobradex resources Tobradex Side Effects (in more detail) Tobradex Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Tobradex Drug Interactions Tobradex Support Group 3 Reviews for Tobradex - Add your own review/rating Tobradex Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Tobradex Consumer Overview TobraDex Prescribing Information (FDA) TobraDex Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) TobraDex ST Prescribing Information (FDA) TobraDex ST Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Compare Tobradex with other medications Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Keratitis Uveitis Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

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Metimyd


Generic Name: sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic (SUL fa SEET a mide and pred NIS oh lone off THAL mik)
Brand Names: Blephamide, Blephamide S.O.P., Ocu-Lone C

What is Metimyd (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Sulfacetamide is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections.

Prednisolone is a steroid. It is used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye.

Sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Metimyd (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.

Who should not use Metimyd (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)? Do not use sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.

Do not use sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a sulfa-based drug.

It is not known whether sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Metimyd (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Use sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before your next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Metimyd (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.

Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.

Metimyd (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Metimyd (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Do not use this medication with other eyedrops that contain nitrates (e.g., silver nitrate).

Avoid other eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others).

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Metimyd resources Metimyd Side Effects (in more detail) Metimyd Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Metimyd Drug Interactions Metimyd Support Group 0 Reviews for Metimyd - Add your own review/rating Blephamide Prescribing Information (FDA) Blephamide Suspension MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Blephamide S.O.P. Ointment MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Vasocidin Prescribing Information (FDA) Vasocidin Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Compare Metimyd with other medications Blepharitis Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Keratitis Keratoconjunctivitis Uveitis Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

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Cetapred


Generic Name: sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic (SUL fa SEET a mide and pred NIS oh lone off THAL mik)
Brand Names: Blephamide, Blephamide S.O.P., Ocu-Lone C

What is Cetapred (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Sulfacetamide is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections.

Prednisolone is a steroid. It is used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye.

Sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Cetapred (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.

Who should not use Cetapred (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)? Do not use sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.

Do not use sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a sulfa-based drug.

It is not known whether sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use Cetapred (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Use sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.

To apply the eyedrops:

Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

To apply the ointment:

Hold the tube in your hand for a few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes before your next application.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it. Store sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped. What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.

What should I avoid while using Cetapred (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)? Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.

Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.

Cetapred (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic) side effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Cetapred (sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic)?

Do not use this medication with other eyedrops that contain nitrates (e.g., silver nitrate).

Avoid other eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others).

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More Cetapred resources Cetapred Side Effects (in more detail) Cetapred Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Cetapred Drug Interactions Cetapred Support Group 0 Reviews for Cetapred - Add your own review/rating Blephamide Prescribing Information (FDA) Blephamide Suspension MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Blephamide S.O.P. Ointment MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Vasocidin Prescribing Information (FDA) Vasocidin Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Compare Cetapred with other medications Blepharitis Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Keratitis Keratoconjunctivitis Uveitis Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about sulfacetamide and prednisolone ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

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