OCUVIR Eye Ointment 5gm

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Drug Information for OCUVIR Eye Ointment 5gm

What is OCUVIR Eye Ointment used for?

OCUVIR Eye Ointment is an antiviral drug prescribed to treat infections such as chickenpox, genital herpes, shingles and cold sores, which are caused by herpes viruses. It decreases the growth and spread of herpes virus in the body and helps faster healing of sores. OCUVIR Eye Ointment eye ointment is used to treat viral eye infections caused by herpes simplex viruses. OCUVIR Eye Ointment is available as tablet, topical cream and eye ointment forms.

How to take OCUVIR Eye Ointment?

The dosage of OCUVIR Eye Ointment prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take OCUVIR Eye Ointment tablet with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medication.

Apply OCUVIR Eye Ointment cream liberally onto the affected area. Do not use this medication in the eyes.

Apply a thin line of OCUVIR Eye Ointment eye ointment along the inside of the lower eye lid. Wash your hands before and after use.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use OCUVIR Eye Ointment medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of OCUVIR Eye Ointment, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with OCUVIR Eye Ointment?

  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Probenecid

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with OCUVIR Eye Ointment.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of OCUVIR Eye Ointment, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

OCUVIR Eye Ointment can interact with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of OCUVIR Eye Ointment?

Like other medicines, OCUVIR Eye Ointment can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of OCUVIR Eye Ointment are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of OCUVIR Eye Ointment cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of OCUVIR Eye Ointment develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

OCUVIR Eye Ointment tablet can cause side effects such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling in your hands or feet

OCUVIR Eye Ointment cream can cause side effects such as:

  • Cracked/dry lips
  • Burning
  • Stinging

OCUVIR Eye Ointment eye ointment can cause side effects such as:

  • Stinging
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using OCUVIR Eye Ointment.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking OCUVIR Eye Ointment?

Is it possible for me to use OCUVIR Eye Ointment with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use OCUVIR Eye Ointment?
What are the possible drug interactions of OCUVIR Eye Ointment?
How will OCUVIR Eye Ointment work in my body?
How should OCUVIR Eye Ointment be used?
How to reduce the risk of OCUVIR Eye Ointment drug interactions and side effects?


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