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|Type of medicine||Antibiotic|
|Works by||Killing the bacteria responsible for the infection|
|Effective within||3 days|
|Pack size||6 single-dose containers|
|Manufacturer||Théa Pharmaceuticals Limited|
|Use with alcohol||No known issues|
Azyter 15 mg/g Eye Drops information
What is Azyter (Azithromycin)?
Azyter can be used to treat eye infections caused by bacterial conjunctivitis or eyelid infections (Blepharitis). The treatment contains an antibiotic that quickly kills bacteria in the eye.
Using just one drop twice daily for as little as 3 days can clear up the infection directly at the source leaving your eyes feeling healthy and nourished.
What are Azyter (Azithromycin) eye drops used for?
Azyter is an antibiotic used to treat eye and eyelid infections called conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria getting into the eye or eyes. This can result in them becoming bloodshot, feeling like they are burning or feeling gritty. You may notice your eyes produce pus that sticks to lashes and that they are itchy and watery.
Conjunctivitis is a fairly common condition and in some cases can clear up without the need for any treatment. However, for some people, using Azyter can be very effective and noticeably improve the condition of their eyes within just a few days.
As Azyter is an antibiotic it is not suitable for treating eye infections that are not caused by bacteria - for example, viral eye infections.
How does Azyter (Azithromycin) work?
Azyter is an antibiotic. When the drops are applied directly to the eye it targets the bacteria that is present there.
Azithromycin is from a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. Macrolide antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that cause the infection.
How long should I use Azyter eye drops?
You can use Azithromycin eye drops for 3 days. Long treatment does not improve the condition. If you have not noticed any improvement after this time you will need to see a doctor in person as they may wish to review your eye condition with a special tool called a slit lamp.
Azyter (Azithromycin) Eye drops dosage
Instil one drop in the eye twice a day, morning and evening, for three days.
It is unnecessary to prolong treatment beyond three days.
Adherence to the dosing regimen is important for the success of treatment.
For full details on how to use the drops please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
The active ingredients in Azyter: Each gram of solution contains 15 mg of azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 14.3 mg of azithromycin.
One single-dose container of 250 mg solution contains 3.75 milligrams of azithromycin dihydrate.
The inactive ingredients in Azyter: Triglycerides, medium-chain.
Please make sure you are familiar with the details contained within the Patient Information Leaflet before using this eye medication.
Azyter eye drops, solution side effects
Like other medications, Azyter may cause some people to experience side effects. These are normally mild and localised to the eye to which the medication is applied.
Symptoms may include:
- Eye discomfort (itching, burning, stinging) upon instillation
- Blurred vision
- Sticky eye sensation,
If you are worried about these symptoms or they do not improve once you have stopped using the treatment you should speak to a doctor for advice.
If you experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions including difficulty breathing, high temperature or loss of consciousness you need to see a doctor immediately.
For full details about side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
Azyter (Azithromycin) warnings
Before using Azyter (Azithromycin) eye drops please read the Patient Information Leaflet for full details of warnings and precautions
Do not use if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product
Take special care with Azithromycin eye drops if you;
- Wear contact lenses (these should not be worn while using this treatment)
- You have severe pain in the eye
- You are sensitive to light
- If you eye is inflamed and you have a rash on your face or scalp
- Your eye looks cloudy
- The black or coloured part of the eye looks unusual
- You have an eye infection that keeps recurring
Azyter (Azithromycin) & pregnancy
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Azyter (Azithromycin) and driving
Do not drive or operate machines if you have blurred vision after using Azyter. You should wait until this clears before driving or using machines.