OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment 5gm

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Drug Information for OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment 5gm

What is OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment used for?

OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat different types of bacterial infections, which include skin infections, sinus infections, respiratory infections, throat infections, ear infections, and pneumonia. It is also used to treat sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea and chlamydia. This medicine fights bacteria in the body.

How to take OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment?

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

Take OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment with a full glass of water.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take 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 OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment?

  • Clarithromycin
  • Diltiazem
  • Lovastatin
  • Theophylline
  • Triazolam
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with OPTITHROCIN 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 OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment can interact with calcium channel blockers, cholesterol-lowering medicines, and HIV medicines.

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 OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment?

Like other medicines, OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of OPTITHROCIN 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 OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

OPTITHROCIN Eye Ointment can cause side effects such as:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Mild nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Insomnia

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

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

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


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