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CD EYE OINTMENT

Manufacturer

HIC-HICARE

Composition

CHLORAMPHENICOL-1% W/W + HYDROCORTISONE-0.5% W/W

Pack Of

1 OINTMENT

In Stock

Prescription Required

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

CD EYE OINTMENT

Product Details

About CD EYE OINTMENT

CD EYE OINTMENT belongs to a group of medicines called 'antibiotics' primarily used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (optic). It is used for treating infectious diseases of eyelids, the cornea (the transparent part that covers the front part of the eye), conjunctiva ( lines the inner surfaces of the eyelids), and anterior ocular segment(front of the eye). Bacterial eye infection occurs when harmful bacteria enter into any part of the eyeball or surrounding tissues, including cornea ( front surface of the eye) and lining of the outer eye and inner eyelids (conjunctiva). The common symptoms of eye infections are red eyes, pain, eye discharge, watery eyes, dry eyes, light Sensitivity, swollen eyes, itching, and blurred vision. 

CD EYE OINTMENT is a combination of two antibiotics, namely: Hydrocortisone and Chloramphenicol. Hydrocortisone is a steroid medicine that works by calming down the body's immune response to decrease itching, pain, and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. Chloramphenicol is bacteriostatic, which prevents bacteria's growth by inhibiting the production of essential proteins necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply, and increase in numbers. Together as a combined product, CD EYE OINTMENT prevents the spread of eye infections caused by a wide range of gram-negative bacteria causing eye infections. 

Use CD EYE OINTMENT as prescribed by your doctor. CD EYE OINTMENT is only for use in the eyes. Do not swallow or inject CD EYE OINTMENT. You are advised to use CD EYE OINTMENT for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience redness, itching, irritation, burning or stinging sensation in the eyes, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, eyelid swelling, itching, or crusting. Most of these side effects of CD EYE OINTMENT do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects worsen or persist, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to CD EYE OINTMENT or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. CD EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution in children. You are advised to consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You are recommended not to use contact lenses during the course of CD EYE OINTMENT as it may worsen the infection. If you get any new eye problem, an eye infection, or notice any allergic reactions such as itching or redness of the eye and skin rash, please consult your doctor immediately. You are advised to maintain a 10 minutes time gap between using CD EYE OINTMENT and other eye drops. Please do not touch the container tip to the eye, eyelids, or surrounding areas as it may contaminate CD EYE OINTMENT and cause eye infections.

Uses of CD EYE OINTMENT

Bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis)

Directions for Use

Eye drops/ointment: Pull the lower eye-lid gently using a finger to form a pocket, position the tube above the eye and Gently squeeze 1-2 drops of ointment/drops into the pocket, 4 to 6 times a day. In severe cases, during the first 48-72 hours, the dose may be increased by 2 drops every 2 hours until improvement occurs or as prescribed by the doctor. Do not swallow or inject CD EYE OINTMENT in the eyes. CD EYE OINTMENT drop or ointment is only for use in the eyes and should be applied as advised by the doctor. Advice: Please do not touch the container tip to the eye, eyelids, or surrounding areas as it may contaminate CD EYE OINTMENT and cause eye infections. Do not wear contact lenses while using this medicine. Firstly sterilize the contact lenses, and check with your doctor before you begin using them again. If you are also using another type of eye medicine then wait for a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes before applying other medications.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of CD EYE OINTMENT

  • Redness in eyes
  • Itching eyes
  • Irritation, burning, or stinging sensation in the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Eyelid swelling

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

CD EYE OINTMENT should not be used for an eye infection due to a virus, another type of eye infection (e.g., tuberculosis, fungus),  without consulting with the doctor. After applying CD EYE OINTMENT your vision becomes blurred for some time so it is advised not to drive or using any machine or any activity that needs a clear vision.  Long-time use of CD EYE OINTMENT can enhance the risk of e intraocular pressure (glaucoma) that can even damage the optic nerve, cause visual defects. Therefore it is advised to go for regular eye checkups to monitor intraocular pressure. CD EYE OINTMENT contains s benzalkonium chloride as an excipient that may discolor soft lenses so try to avoid soft lenses for at least sometimes after using CD EYE OINTMENT.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    The interaction of alcohol with CD EYE OINTMENT is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with CD EYE OINTMENT.

  • Pregnancy

    The safety of CD EYE OINTMENT in pregnancy is unknown, so it is advised that you should consult with a doctor as CD EYE OINTMENT can only be given after careful consideration of the benefit/risk ratio.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    CD EYE OINTMENT is not recommended for breastfeeding women as it may cause accumulation of chloramphenicol in the baby and can cause damage to bone marrow function.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    CD EYE OINTMENT may cause blurred vision and reduced visual acuity, immediately after its usage so one should avoid the ability to drive and use machines.

  • Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking CD EYE OINTMENT if you have liver impairment/liver disease.

  • Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking CD EYE OINTMENT.

Other Information (CDE0010)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

You are advised not to use CD EYE OINTMENT if you are allergic to hydrocortisone, chloramphenicol, or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine. With it, do not use CD EYE OINTMENT if you have viral diseases of the cornea, eye infections caused by mycobacteria, and in children under 3 years of age.

It is advised to go for regular checkups of eyes as long time use of CD EYE OINTMENT can increase the risk of intraocular pressure (glaucoma) that can even damage the optic nerve, cause visual field defects, and decreased visual acuity. Thus regular monitoring of intraocular pressure is necessary.

Usually, CD EYE OINTMENT starts showing its effects just after using it. However, it will take some days to completely improving the eye condition.

CD EYE OINTMENT is a combination of two antibiotics, namely: Hydrocortisone and Chloramphenicol. Hydrocortisone is a steroid medicine that works by calming down the body's immune response to decrease itching, pain, and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. Chloramphenicol is bacteriostatic, which prevents bacteria's growth by inhibiting the production of essential proteins necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply, and increase in numbers. Together as a combined product CD EYE OINTMENT prevents the spread of eye infections caused by a wide range of gram-negative bacteria causing eye infections. 

You are recommended to wash your hands first and tilt your head back and gently pull the lower eyelid downwards. Then, press the bottom of the bottle gently by holding it upside down to instill one drop into the affected eye without touching the tip of the bottle to the eye or surrounding areas in order to avoid contamination. Finally, replace the cap tightly after use. After applying CD EYE OINTMENT, you are advised to apply to the corner of the eye by pressing a finger to stop eye drops from spreading into the rest of the body.

You are not recommended to wear contact lenses during the entire course of CD EYE OINTMENT as it may worsen the infection. Therefore, you are advised to remove contact lenses before using CD EYE OINTMENT and reinsert after 24 hours of finishing the course of CD EYE OINTMENT.

You are recommended to maintain a minimum of 10 minutes time gap between using CD EYE OINTMENT and other eye drops and administer eye ointments in the last.

Yes, CD EYE OINTMENT may cause temporary blurred vision. Therefore, you are recommended to wait until your vision is clear before driving or operating heavy machinery.

You are not recommended to stop using CD EYE OINTMENT without consulting your doctor as it may increase pressure in the eyes and may lead to loss of vision. Therefore, use CD EYE OINTMENT for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking CD EYE OINTMENT, please consult your doctor.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Address: 36A, Gower St, Colombo, Sri Lanka

CD EYE OINTMENT

CD EYE OINTMENT

MRP: 78.10

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