AZYTER 15 mg
Azyter used for the topical treatment of certain eye infections of bacterial origin.
AZYTER 15 mg
What AZYTER and what it is used
Azyter contain azithromycin, an antibiotic belonging to the class of macrolides.
Azyter used for topical treatment of some ocular infections of bacterial origin (including the elderly) and children from birth to age 17:
purulent bacterial conjunctivitis;
trahomatozen conjunctivitis (specific ocular infection due to bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis, which is detected or occurs in developing countries).
2. What you should know before using AZYTER
DO NOT use Azyter:
If you are allergic to azithromycin or any other antibiotic in the class of macrolides or medium chain triglycerides.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or the doctor treating your child, pharmacist or nurse before using AZYTER:
If an allergic reaction occurs, you should discontinue treatment and consult with your doctor;
If you do not notice an improvement within three days after the beginning of treatment or if abnormal signs, you should consult with your doctor;
Given your eye infection, it is recommended not to wear contact lenses.
This medicine is only for ocular administration.
Do not inject or swallow.
Other medicines and Azyter
If you use any other medicines that are applied to the eye, you should:
apply another ophthalmic drug;
wait 15 minutes;
To apply Azyter last.
Please tell your doctor or the doctor treating your child or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Azyter can be used in pregnancy.
Your doctor may prescribe this medicine while you are pregnant, if you decide it is necessary.
Limited data indicate that the drug passes into the milk, the drug may be used during lactation.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you think you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
You can get temporary blurred vision after ocular administration of this product. Wait until you restore normal vision before driving or operating machinery.
3. AZYTER How to use
This medicine is for use in the eye (ocular).
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you or the doctor treating your child. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or the doctor treating your child or pharmacist.
The usual dose for adults (including the elderly) and children from birth to age 17 is one drop twice daily in the eye (s) that (which) treat (s): one drop morning, one drop evening.
The duration of treatment was three days.
Due to the continued operation of the product, if you still have residual signs of bacterial infection, it is not necessary to continue treatment for more than three days.
Method of administration
For proper application of Azyter:
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after use of the product;
Place one drop in the eye to be treated by looking upwards and gently pull down the lower eyelid;
Avoid touching the eye and eyelid with the tip of the dropper of a single package;
Discard single use container after use. Do not store it for later use.
DO NOT INJECT, Do not swallow.
If you forget to use Azyter
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop using Aznter
Always consult your doctor if you plan to stop.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor pharmacist or nurse.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects of the eyes have been observed with the product:
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people:
transient ocular discomfort (itching, burning, stinging).
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people:
sense of bonding eyelid;
foreign body sensation.
Uncommon: may affect 1 in 100 people:
a serious allergic reaction that leads to swelling of the face or throat (angioedema);
allergic reaction (hypersensitivity);
inflammation of the conjunctiva (may be due to infection or allergy) (conjunctivitis);
allergic inflammation of the conjunctiva (allergic conjunctivitis);
inflammation of the cornea (keratitis);
itchy eyelid skin (eczema of the eyelids);
dry, red skin on the eyelids, eyelid swelling (edema of the eyelids);
eyelid redness (erythema of the eyelids);
redness of the conjunctiva (conjunctival hyperemia).
If you get any side effects, tell your doctor or the doctor treating your child or your pharmacist or nurse. This includes all listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store AZYTER
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton and unit dose packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 ° C.
Keep the single-dose sachet packaging to protect from light.
Discard the opened single-dose container with any remaining solution immediately after first use. Do not store it for later use.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What does Azyter
The active agent is azithromycin dihydrate. Each gram of solution contains 15 mg of the azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 14,3 mg of azithromycin. A single-dose container with 250 mg solution contains 3.75 mg of azithromycin dihydrate;
The other ingredient is medium chain triglycerides.
Azyter looks like and contents of pack
Azyter a solution for ophthalmic administration (eye drops, solution) supplied in single-dose packs, each containing 0,25 g of the product. It is clear, colorless to light yellow oil. The package contains six single-dose containers in a sachet, which is sufficient for one treatment.