Azyter eye drops contain the active ingredient azithromycin, which is a type of medicine called macrolide antibiotic. Azithromycin eye drops are used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, also called pinkeye. Azithromycin works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them.
Eye infections are a common cause of conjunctivitis, with this, your eye becomes inflamed, feels gritty, and may water more than usual. But with right treatment you can reduce the symptoms and remove the infection faster.
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Eye infection: A brief overview
Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and you may have symptoms in one or both eyes when you have an infection. Symptoms of eye infections may include redness, itching, swelling, discharge, pain, or problems with vision. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection and may include compresses, eye drops, creams, or antibiotics.
Conjunctivitis is caused by either bacteria or virus. You can recognise this type of infection by the appearance of the surface of the eye and the retina. If it’s a bacterial infection you might be prescribed antibiotics. But these won’t work if it’s caused by a virus (viral conjunctivitis) or an allergy. With an bacterial pink eye, with treatment such as prescription antibiotic eye drops, the infection can last up to a month or longer. But, with this type of pink eye, people should not be contagious more than 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins. Treatments usually are continued for one to two weeks, depending on the severity of the infection.
How do Azyter eye drops work?
As mentioned above Azyter contains azithromycin, this drug works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers. Azithromycin therefore stops the spread of infection and remaining bacteria are killed by the body’s immune system or eventually die. Applying these drops directly into the eye allows the azithromycin to act locally on the bacteria that are causing the infection.
How do I use the eye drops?
Always use this medicine as prescribed from your doctor for optimal results of the treatment, if unsure contact your doctor or pharmacist for further questions. Here we have listen some of the most common groundlines for usage of this medicine. If instructed differently from your doctor look past these guidelines.
The most common usage includes:
- Wash your hands well before and after using the drops
- Look up and pull down the lower eyelid, apply one drop into each affected eye
- Do not touch the eye or eyelid with the dropper tip of the single drop container
- Throw away the single-dose container after use. Do not use twice
- Instil one drop in the conjunctival fornix twice a day, morning and evening, during three days.
- It is unnecessary to prolong treatment beyond three days.
- Do not swallow the drops
- Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten one
Always tell your doctor if you want to stop the treatment, and if you have further questions about the usage of this medicine, ask your GP, nurse or pharmacist.
Are there any side effects with Azyter?
Like with all medicines, this medicine can come with some side effects, although it might not affect everyone, it’s important to know about the possible side effects that might occur.
The most common side effects include:
- Blurred vision
- Sticky eye
- The feeling of having something in your eye
- Allergic reaction (contact your doctor straight away if you suspect an allergic reaction to this medicine)
- Dry eyelids
- Eye watering
If you get any side effects, report to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed above.
In order to ensure the safety of this treatment, always make sure to disclose all the relevant info to your doctor and this includes other medicines you might be taking at the moment and other medical conditions that you might be affected by.
Hypersensitivity to Azyter eye drops is a contraindication. In addition, this cream should not be used if you have the following:
- Hepatic dysfunction
- Pregnant or breastfeeding (speak to your doctor before using any medicine)
- Driving and using machines (when this medicine might give you blurred vision for a short time after use, wait until the vision is normal before driving or using any machines)
If you’re using any other eye medicine you should take these first, wait 15 minutes, then use Azyter at last. But alway tell you doctor before mixing other eye medicines, when this might be contraindicated. At last this medicine have no known interactions with alcohol, but it is best to avoid any alcohol when using antibiotics.
Can I buy Azyter Online in the UK?
Yes, it is possible to purchase this drug online after a quick consultation on chat or a phone consultation. Azyter is not prescription free and therefore you must always have a prescription from your doctor to start the treatment. Never start such treatment without talking to a doctor, and do not buy this medicine online from pages that do not require a doctor’s consultation. These are unauthorised online pharmacies and can sell fake versions of the drug.
If you are fit for the treatment, you will receive it directly by mail from an approved pharmacy in the UK.