Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm
Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm is a combination medicine used to treat bacterial eye infections. It is also used to treat steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions. Bacterial eye infection occurs when harmful bacteria invade any part of the eye such as the eyeball, conjunctiva, or cornea.
Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm contains Polymyxin B, Chloramphenicol, and Dexamethasone. Polymyxin B works by damaging the bacterial cell membrane. Chloramphenicol kills the bacteria by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required for survival of the bacteria. Dexamethasone blocks the chemical messengers that cause swelling, itching, and redness. Together, Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm helps in treating bacterial eye infections.
Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment is strictly advised to be used only in the eyes. Use it in the prescribed dose and duration. Apply it only to the affected eyes. You must wash your hand before administering the medicine. Do not use it more than the recommended dose. The medicine should not be stopped suddenly without a doctor's consultation.
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Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment is strictly advised to be used only in the eyes. Use it in the prescribed dose and duration. Apply it only to the affected eyes. You must wash your hand before administering the medicine. Do not use it more than the recommended dose. The medicine should not be stopped suddenly without a doctor's consultation.Lie down and tilt your head backwards. Pull your lower eyelid gently with your index finger to form a pocket. Squeeze a tiny amount of the ointment into the pocket of the lower eyelid. Close your eyes for 1-2 minutes.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.
Common side effects include-
Do not use Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm if you are allergic to any of its components or if you have epithelial herpes keratitis (infection of the cornea), vaccinia (pox virus), varicella (chicken pox), other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, mycobacterial infections of the eye and fungal eye diseases. Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm is for ophthalmic (eye) use only. Do not inject or swallow Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm. Avoid touching the tip of the dispensing container as it may contaminate the contents. Inform your doctor if you have an eye injury. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Let your doctor know if you are taking any prescription/non-prescription medicines or herbal supplements.
Please consult your doctor before using Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm if you have any concerns regarding this; your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Please consult your doctor before using Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor will decide if breastfeeding mothers can use Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm or not.
Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm may cause blurred vision. So, avoid driving vehicles or operating machinery unless your vision is clear
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment?
If you apply excess of Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment accidentally, wash your eye with plenty of water. Contact your doctor immediately if eye irritation occurs even after washing off this medicine.
Q. Can I use other eye medications with Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm?
Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm can be used with other eye medications if prescribed by the doctor. Maintain a gap of 5-10 minutes between Dexoren-SP Eye Ointment 5 gm and other eye medications. Eye ointments should be used last.
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