Acivir Eye Ointment
Acivir Eye Ointment 3% 5 g
The raw material of Acivir Eye Ointment is Acyclovir an antiviral drug belonging to a drug class called purine nucleosides.
Acivir Eye Ointment is used to treat eye infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. The virus usually affects the eye and causes the inflammation of the cornea (keratitis). Symptoms of keratitis include redness of the eye — mainly around the cornea, pain in the eye, sensitivity to a bright light (photophobia), watering of the eye, blurring of vision.
Acyclovir is an antiviral drug that eliminates infections by stopping the growth of herpes viral DNA. Namely, it inhibits viral DNA polymerase, binds to and terminates the growing viral DNA chain, finally, inactivates the viral DNA polymerase.
Wash your hands before and after applying Acivir Eye Ointment. Adults, children, elderly: 1 cm (about 1/2 an inch) ribbon of ointment should be applied to the infected eye 5 times daily at 4-hour interval, omitting the night time application. Suggested times are: 7 am, 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm, and 11 pm. Avoid contaminating the tip of the tube with any part of your eye. Continue application for at least 3 days after healing is complete. Your vision may be blurred for 5 to 10 minutes after applying Acivir Eye Ointment. Wait until you can see clearly again before driving or using any tools/machines.
Acivir Eye Ointment for ophthalmic use only. Stop wearing contact lenses while using Acivir Eye Ointment.
If you miss a dose you should apply it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If an overdose occurs and you are not feeling well, stop using Acivir Eye Ointment immediately. You should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Store at a temperature under 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Keep out of reach of children. Do not freeze. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use. Use within one month after opening a container.
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