Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1% w/w Eye Ointment
- Treatment Of Acute Bacterial Conjunctivitis
- Bacterial Infections On Outer Surface Of Tile Eye
- Redness Of White Part of Eye Or Swollen/Red Eyelids
- Sticky Discharge In The Mornings
- Gritty Or Irritated Eye
Active Ingredients: Chloramphenicol Ph Eur. 1% w/w.
Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment is a topical ointment for administration to the eye only. It contains an antibiotic called chloramphenicol and is used to treat bacterial infections that affect the outer surface of tile eye.
The most common type of infection in this area is called acute bacterial conjunctivitis. When you have acute bacterial conjunctivitis the white part of one or both of your eyes will be red and /or your eyelids will be red or swollen. There will be a sticky discharge, which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning and the eye may feel ‘gritty’ or ‘irritated’.
Chloramphenicol eye ointment is not suitable for treating eye infections that have spread to the deeper layers of the eye coverings or into the fluid within the eyeball. Antibiotic tablets or injections are needed to treat these deeper and more serious infections.
For the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis in adults and children aged 2 years and over.
Applying the Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment
Ensure your hands are clean and avoid contact with the open end of the tube.
Position the tip of the tube close to the eye. Gently pull the lower eyelid downwards and look up. Apply a strip of ointment approximately 1cm in length to the inside of the eyelid and blink several times to spread the ointment.
The ointment should be applied either at night if eye drops are used during the day, or 3 to 4 times a day if eye ointment is used alone.
The pharmacist will advise on the most suitable treatment. Treatment should continue for 5 days even if symptoms improve.
Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment.
We recommend not wearing contact lenses while you have an eye infection, because this can aggravate the condition.
Please read patient information leaflet before using this medicine. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment because this can aggravate the condition.
For advice about the suitability of Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment (Pharmacy only) for you, please speak to your pharmacist. Always read the label.
Discard 28 days after opening.