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Azithium (azithromycin) - eye drops, solution

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Azyter eye drops, solution; 15 mg / g; 6 items single-dose 0.25 g Laboratoires Thea 24.99 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:azithromycin

The drug is available on prescription

What is Azyter?

Antibacterial for topical use. Macrolide antibiotic used to treat conjunctival bacterial infections.

What does the Azyter contain and how does it work?

The active substance is Azithromycin . It is an antibiotic from the group of macrolides, included in the new generation of these antibiotics, a semi-synthetic derivative of Erythromycin . Azithromycin has been developed to avoid some of the disadvantages of erythromycin. The mechanism of its action, common for the whole group of macrolides, consists in inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial proteins. This is done by blocking bacterial ribosomes, cell structures necessary for protein synthesis. This prevents growth and multiplication of bacterial cells. Azithromycin, like other antibiotics from the group of macrolide antibiotics, is classified as a bacteriostatic substance (under certain conditions also acts bactericidal), with a broad spectrum of action. After local administration in the conjunctival sac, azithromycin was not found in the blood.

When to use Azyter?

The product is indicated for the topical treatment of conjunctivitis caused by azithromycin-sensitive organisms:
· Purulent conjunctivitis
· Chlamydia conjunctivitis caused by chlamydia.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the product if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients or other macrolide antibiotics.

When should you take extra care when using Azyter?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The preparation is intended only for topical application to the conjunctival sac. Do not use by mouth or in the form of injections. Do not use the preparation for intraocular or periocular injections.
If symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction occur, a doctor should be consulted immediately, because in this situation it may be necessary to stop using the product and change the method of treatment.
Certain forms of conjunctivitis caused by chlamydia or gonococci (sexually transmitted microorganisms), including conjunctivitis in newborns, require systemic treatment.
The preparation should not be used to prevent bacterial conjunctivitis in newborns.
It is not necessary to use the preparation for more than 3 days, despite the possible persistence of small signs of infection.
Usually, there is a significant improvement within 3 days of using the product. If the symptoms persist for more than 3 days despite the use of the preparation, a physician should be consulted.
In the case of bacterial conjunctivitis, contact lenses should not be used.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
There are no studies on the effect of the preparation on the ability to drive and use machines / machines. After administration of the preparation, visual disturbances that last briefly may occur. Do not drive or operate machines / machines until your vision changes.

Dosage of the preparation Azyter

The preparation has the form of eye drops for topical application to the conjunctival sac. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
1 drop into the conjunctival sac 2 times a day (in the morning and in the afternoon) for 3 days. It is necessary to strictly follow the recommended dosage, because it is a condition for the effectiveness of treatment. It is not necessary to use the preparation for more than 3 days.
In the elderly, there is no change in dosage.
Method of administration:
The preparation is intended for use in the eye, in the conjunctival sac. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after instillation. The tip of the container should not touch the eye or eyelids. After use, the single-dose container should be discarded (do not store for re-use).

Can you use Azyter during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please inform the doctor prescribing the prescription for this medicine.
The use of the preparation during pregnancy is only allowed with the use of precautions when the doctor deems it necessary.
Before using the product during breast-feeding, you should consult your doctor and determine whether breast-feeding can be continued.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
There are no studies on the interaction of the preparation with other preparations. After local administration in the conjunctival sac, azithromycin was not found in the blood. When using azithromycin in the form of eye drops, it is not expected that the interactions characteristic of azithromycin will be used orally.
If other eye drops preparations are used in parallel, Azithromycin should be used as the last preparation, 15 minutes after administration of the previous preparation.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Azyter may cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients using this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
Very often you may experience: eye discomfort (burning, itching, prickling) after administration of the preparation.
Often, blurred vision, eyelid stickiness, feeling of "foreign body" in the eye after the instillation may occur.
Uncommon: hypersensitivity, angioneurotic edema , conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis, keratitis, eczema on the eyelids, eyelid edema, eye hypersensitivity, conjunctival hyperaemia, increased tearing after instillation, erythema of the eyelids.

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