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Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment 4g

SKU : OTCOPBAC|PIP-Code : 4025565|EAN : 5011417566411
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Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment contains an antibiotic called chloramphenicol to treat bacterial infections that affect the outer surface of the eye, the most common of which is acute bacterial conjunctivitis.
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Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment

Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment contains an antibiotic called chloramphenicol to treat bacterial infections that affect the outer surface of the eye, the most common of which is acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Symptoms of this type of infection include redness in the white part of your eye, red or swollen eyelids, sticky discharge that can make it difficult to open the eye in the morning and a feeling of grittiness or irritation of the affected eye(s).

Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment is suitable for adults and children over 2 years.

  • The dose is a small amount of ointment (approx. 1cm) to be applied to the affected eye(s). 
  • If you are using the drops during the day and the ointment at night, apply the oinment at night, before going to bed.
  • The course of treatment is 5 days. Keep using the eye ointment for 5 days, do not stop just because you feel better - this could make your condition worse. 
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 48 hours, consult your doctor.
  • If your symptoms get worse, seek medical advise immediately.
  • Do not use Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment for more than 5 days without consulting a doctor. Discard any remaining ointment after the 5 day course of treatment.
Applying Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment
  • Check the tube seal is not broken before first using the ointment.
  • Wash and dry your hands.
  • Remove the cap. Take special care that the nozzle of the tube does not touch your eye, the skin around your eyes or your fingers.
  • Use a mirror - this will help you see what you are doing.
  • Place the nozzle of the tube close to your eye. Gently pull down the lower eyelid downwards and look up.
  • Squeeze the tube gently and apply about1cm of the ointment to the space between the lower eyelid and the eye.
  • Close for a moment.
  • Repeat for other eye if necessary.
  • Replace the cap securely after use.
  • Active Ingredient: Chloramphenicol 1g/1ml.
  • Other Ingredients: Liquid Paraffin and White Petroleum.
  • If you are taking bone marrow depressant medicines (medicines which decrease the activity of the bone marrow, causing low blood cell counts) such as azathioprine or receiving chemotherapy, seek the advise of your pharmacist or doctor before using Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, tell your doctor or pharmacist before using Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment.
  • After using Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment, you may temporarily get blurred vision. Do not drive or operate machinery until your vision is clear. If in doubt, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
Do not use Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment if you:
  • Are allergic to chloramphenicol or any of the other ingredients.
  • Have ever had problems with your blood (in parcticular with low numbers of blood cells) during previous treatments with chloramphenicol.
  • Have a family history of blood problems such as low white cell, red blood cell or platelet count.
Do not use Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment and seek advice from a doctor if:
  • Your eyesight is affected (loss of sight, reduced vision, blurred vision or halos around light).
  • You have pain within the eye.
  • Your eye has suffered a blow or other injury.
  • Your eye is inflamed and you have a rash on the scalp or face.
  • The pupil of your eye looks unusual or your eye looks cloudy.
  • Your eyes are sensitive to light.
  • You have (or think you have) a foreign body in your eye which has not been removed.
  • You have recently had an eye infection.
  • You suffer from or have ever suffered from glaucoma or dry eye syndrome.
  • You wear contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses and your contact lens practitioner or doctor has advised you to use this product, do not wear your lenses during the course of treatment. Wear glasses instead. Soft contact lenses should not be replaced for 24 hours after completing treatment.
  • You are using any other eye drops or eye ointment.
  • You have had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months.
Tell your pharmacist before using Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Ointment if you:
  • Suffer from any other eye problems.
  • Are taking any other medicines.
Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please click here to download.

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