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What Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment is and what it is used for
Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment is a medicinal product whose active ingredient has antiviral action. It is used to treat eye infections caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus that causes inflammation of the cornea (keratitis).
2. What you need to know before you use Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment
Do not use Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to aciclovir, valaciclovir or the other ingredient in this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Before using the medication Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment, consult your doctor or pharmacist:
If you wear contact lenses. Contact lenses should be avoided while using Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment.
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Other medicines and Acyclovir Vision eye ointment
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment may cause blurred vision and temporarily affect vision. For this reason, caution is recommended when driving or using machines.
3. How to use Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment
Always use Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults and children
Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment is applied as a 1 cm strip of ointment squeezed into the lower conjunctival sac (inner side of the lower eyelid) five times a day at approximately 4 (four) hour intervals, without applying at night.
Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment should be continued for at least 3 days after the symptoms have resolved.
There are no special requirements for changing the usual dose and method of use.
Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment is only suitable for use in the eyes.
1. Wash your hands before using the medicine.
2. Use your finger to gently pull the lower eyelid of the infected eye.
3. Tilt your head slightly back and look up.
4. Apply a strip 1 cm long of the eye ointment inside the lower eyelid. Make sure the tip of the tube does not touch any part of the eye.
5. Close your eye for 30 seconds.
6. Wash your hands after taking the medicine.
If you use more Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment than you should
If you use more than the indicated dose, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice, although there is no evidence of overdose with the product, even if you accidentally swallow the contents of the pack.
If you forget to use Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment
If you forget to take a dose, do so as soon as you remember so that the medicine can have the expected effect. Then, continue on the previous scheme.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The frequency listed below is the one with which side effects have been reported:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
Superficial keratopathy (an allergic reaction that does not require stopping treatment and heals without sequelae).
Common (may affect up to one in 10 patients):
Transient mild burning of the eyes, occurring immediately after application; conjunctivitis (inflammation of the lining of the eye).
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid).
Very rare (may affect up to one in 10,000 people):
Allergic reactions: rapid hypersensitivity reactions, incl. angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat) and urticaria.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment
Store below 25 ° C, out of reach of children.
Do not use Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment after the expiry date which is stated on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Shelf life after first opening: 28 days.
Do not throw away any medicines 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 package and additional information
What Acyclovir Vision 30 mg / g eye ointment contains
The active substance is: 30 mg acyclovir in 1 g ointment.
The other ingredient is: white soft paraffin.
What Acyclovir Vision looks like and contents of the pack
Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment is a homogeneous ointment with a white or almost white color.
Acyclovir Vision Eye Ointment is available in 5 g tubes. One tube together with a patient leaflet is packed in a cardboard box.
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