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Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis 1%w/w Eye Ointment

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Experience fast and effective relief from bacterial conjunctivitis with Optrex 1%w/w Eye Ointment. Specially formulated with Chloramphenicol to combat eye infections, this ointment works to soothe inflammation, reduce redness, and clear bacteria. Trust in Optrex for clearer, healthier eyes.

How to use
  • Ensure your hands are clean and dry before use to avoid contamination.
  • Tilt your head backwards and gently pull down your lower eyelid.
  • Apply a thin line of Optrex Bacterial Conjunctivitis Eye Ointment along the inside of the eyelid. If you're finding it difficult to apply, try to use a mirror.
  • Blink your eyes several times so the ointment spreads evenly over the eye.
  • Repeat the process for the other eye, if necessary.
  • Replace the cap tightly after use.
  • Use this medication 3 to 4 times daily, or as directed by your doctor.
  • This ointment may temporarily blur your vision after you apply it. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
  • Remember, working with your healthcare practitioner is crucial for optimal treatment. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Main Ingredients
  • Chloramphenicol 1% w/w, Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin, Wool Fat (Lanolin Alcohols)
Side Effects & Cautions
Side Effects:
  • May cause temporary blurring of vision after application.
  • Can sometimes cause eye irritation, itching or stinging.
  • Hypersensitivity reactions like swelling, redness, itching or rash may occur.
  • Avoid wearing contacts while using the ointment.
  • Not recommended for children under 2 years.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use it only under medical recommendation.
  • Do not touch the tip of the tube to avoid contamination.
  • If symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention.
  • Do not use if allergic to any of the ointment's components.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses while using this ointment.
  • Don't allow the tube nozzle to touch any surface, to prevent contamination.
  • Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women without medical advice.
  • In case of persistent eye irritation or worsening symptoms, discontinue use and seek medical assistance.
  • Ensure your hands are clean before applying the ointment to prevent further infection.
  • For external use only.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
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