Why use Albucid Eye Drop for eye infection?
Albucid eye drop belongs to the class of drug known as sulfa antibiotics. This antibacterial ophthalmic drop prevents the growth of the bacteria that cause infections.
How does Albucid Eye Drop work?
Albucid Eye Drop contains Sulfacetamide as an active ingredient. It works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria in the eye that causes infections, Albucid eye drop is prescribed for bacterial conjunctivitis, trachoma and many more.
How to use Albucid Eye Drop?
Before using this eye drop, check the product for any discoloration. If it is discolored, do not use the liquid anymore. When applying, wash hands thoroughly. Do not touch the tip of the dropper. Do not let it touch your eye. Do not use contact lenses.
Tilt your head, look upward and pull the lower eyelid. Place one drop of the medication using a dropper. After dropping, look downward and gently close your eyes. Gently put pressure on your eye for 1-2 minutes using one finger at the corner. Do not blink or rub your eye. Avoid rinsing the dropper.
Your dose is based on your condition. Follow your doctor’s instruction exactly as directed. Use this eye drop for the full course, usually 7 to 10 days. If you are using other medications, wait for 5 minutes before applying other medications.
What are the side effects of Albucid Eye Drop?
The following are lists of possible side effects of Albucid eye drop:
- Corneal ulcer
- Inflammation of the conjunctiva
- Discharge from the eye
- Aplastic anemia
- Bleeding and bruising
The side effects mentioned are possible but they do not always occur. Some of the side effects are common while some are rare but serious. If you will experience symptoms for a longer period of time, stop using the medications then go see your doctor.
Warning and Precautions
The following are lists of warnings that you need to pay attention when using this product:
- Do not use contact lenses until your symptoms have completely gone.
- Complete the full three-day treatment of the drop. There may still bacteria even if your eyes appear normal again.
- Do not store opened containers for later use. Throw them away even if there are still some liquids left.