Erythromycin Ointment

 

General English name: Erythromycin Ointment

Brand: Ilotycin

Application: eye infection (conjunctiva)

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of erythromycin ointment

Pharmacological information ocular erythromycin ointment

Amount and method of using erythromycin ointment

Contraindications Erythromycin eye ointment

Use of erythromycin ointment during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of erythromycin ointment on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Erythromycin Ointment

Special warnings and precautions when taking erythromycin ointment

Side effects of ocular erythromycin ointment

Overuse of erythromycin ointment (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions Erythromycin ocular ointment

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of erythromycin ointment

Ointment

 

 Pharmacological information ocular erythromycin ointment

Erythromycin ointment is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat some eye infections (conjunctivitis); It is also used to prevent certain infections in infants. Erythromycin works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Erythromycin ointment only treats bacterial eye infections; It is not effective in treating other eye infections. Keep in mind that you should not use this drug arbitrarily, unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can reduce its effectiveness.

For more information on the erythromycin antibiotic and the erythromycin skin solution, refer to the relevant page.

 

 Amount and method of using erythromycin ointment

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with erythromycin ointment. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • Use erythromycin ointment regularly and at a set time to be most effective for you and your eye infection treatment.
  • This medicine, like all other antibiotics, should be used for a full course of treatment; Do not stop taking it all at once.
  • Do not wear contact lenses when using erythromycin ointment. After the treatment, sterilize your eye lens and use it as directed by your doctor.
  • Pay attention to your doctor's prescription for taking this medicine.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before using erythromycin ointment.
  • Open the lid of the ointment and squeeze the tube until one centimeter of the medicine enters your eyes, then close your eyelids and massage your eyes until the medicine enters your eyes.
  • To prevent the spread of contamination, try not to touch the tip of the tube to the surface of your eyes and wipe the tip of the ointment tube with a clean cloth after taking the extra medicine.
  • If you have been told to use the ointment on both eyes, repeat the procedure for the other eye.

 

Contraindications Erythromycin eye ointment

Note the expiration date of the erythromycin ointment and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give erythromycin ointment to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions Erythromycin ointment, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Use of erythromycin ointment during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug or eye ointment arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself. Use this ointment during pregnancy if prescribed by a doctor.

 

The effect of erythromycin ointment on driving and working with machines

Erythromycin ointment often causes blurred vision, so be sure to be fully conscious and alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Erythromycin Ointment

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Special warnings and precautions when taking erythromycin ointment

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking erythromycin eye ointment:

  • If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should use this ointment if your doctor prescribes it.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another macrolide antibiotic (such as clarithromycin).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • Your doctor will take it, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Side effects of ocular erythromycin ointment

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Irritation, redness or discomfort of the eye (such as dryness or itching): These symptoms are usually mild and transient after applying eye ointment.

Blurred vision: If this happens to you, avoid driving until your full vision returns.

Important Note: Using this medicine for long or recurrent periods may increase the risk of other types of eye infections, including fungal infections. Stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor if you develop new symptoms or ocular complications (such as pain, swelling, excessive discharge from the eye).

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of erythromycin ointment.

 

Overuse of erythromycin ointment (drug poisoning)

Do not take this eye ointment more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions Erythromycin ocular ointment

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Discard the ointment tube after treatment, even if there is some medicine left. Sterile ocular products can not be stored for a long time.
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