Optrex Infected Eye Drops
- Purpose: Treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis.
- Active Ingredient: Chloramphenicol 0.5% w/v.
- Storage: Keep in the fridge at 2°C to 8°C. Discard after a 5-day course of treatment.
Chloramphenicol eye drops treat surface bacterial eye infections such as acute bacterial conjunctivitis.
This condition causes red, swollen eyelids and a sticky discharge which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning and the eye may feel gritty or irritated.
Chloramphenicol eye drops are 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, more serious infections.
How to Use
- Use the drops only when awake.
- Make sure your hands are clean and dry, and the bottle seal is intact.
- Apply 1 drop to the infected eye every 2 hours for the first 48 hours, and then every 4 hours.
- The course of treatment is 5 days
- Do not use the drops for more than five days without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
- If symptoms do not improve within 48 hours, seek medical advice.
- If symptoms worsen at any time, seek immediate medical advice.
- Contact lenses should not be worn during treatment.
Please consult your pharmacist for advice on the suitability of Optrex Infected Eye Drops for you.
Always read the label and enclosed patient information leaflet.
Optrex Infected Eye Drops is a pharmacy only medicine.
- Keep in the fridge at 2°C to 8°C
- Discard after a 5-day course of treatment
Chloramphenicol 0.5% w/v
Boric acid powder