Ilotycin belongs to groups of medications called antibiotics. This medication is used to treat infections of the eye.
They may also be used to prevent certain eye infections in newborn babies, such as neonatal conjunctivitis and ophthalmia neonatorum. They may be used other medications for some eye infections.
This medication is only available with your doctor’s prescription. This medication is available in the following forms:
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Ilotycin, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. This is a decision that you and your doctor will make together.
For this medication, there are many things that need to be considered:
Allergies: Inform your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other medications. It is also important to inform your doctor of any non-medicine allergies such as foods, dyes, preservatives or animals.
Pediatric: No appropriate studies have been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of this medication in children. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Geriatric: No appropriate studies have been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of this medication in elderly patients. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Drug Interactions: Certain medications should not be used together. However, in certain cases, two medications may be used together, even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change your dose or take other precautions.
When taking this medication, it is important that you inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications listed below. The following interactions were selected on the basis of potential significance and are not all-inclusive.
Using this medication with any of the following medication is not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases.
Your doctor may make the decision not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medications you take:
Other Interactions: Certain medications should not be used while eating, or while eating certain foods in the case of negative interactions. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medications may also cause negative interactions. Talk with your doctor about the use of your medication with food, alcohol or tobacco.
3 Proper Usage
To use Ilotycin properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Wash your hands. Tilt your head back and press your lower finger gently just beneath the lower eyelid. Pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Squeeze a thin strip of ointment into this space.
A 1/3-in amount is enough unless your doctor tells you to use a different amount. Let go of the eyelid and close your eyes. Do not blink. Keep the eyes closed and apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye for 1-2 minutes to allow your eye to absorb the medication.
To keep the medication as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface. Keep the container tightly shut.
In order to help clear up the infection completely, you need to use this medication for the full term of treatment, even if your symptoms disappear. Do not miss any doses.
Dosing: Different patients will be given a different dose of this medication based on the strength of the medication. The number of doses you take each day, the time between doses and the length of time you take this medication depends on the reason you are taking this medication. The following information only includes the average dose of this medication. If your dose is different, do not change it without first speaking to your doctor.
For treatment of eye infections:
Adults and children - Use in the eyes up to 6 times a day as directed by your doctor.
For prevention of neonatal conjunctivitis and ophthalmia neonatorum:
Newborn babies - Use in the eyes once at birth
Missed dose: If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not double dose.
Storage: Store this medication in a closed container at room temperature. Keep it away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze.
Keep our of the reach of children. Do not keep expired medication or medication you no longer need. Ask your doctor how to dispose of any medication you do not use.
4 Precautions to Take
In using Ilotycin, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, inform your doctor.
After application, eye ointments normally cause your vision to blur for a few moments. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
5 Potential Side Effects
Make sure you meet with your doctor in using Ilotycin to avoid unwanted potential side effects. Some side effects that may occur do not normally need medical attention. These may leave as your body becomes accustomed to treatment.
Ask your doctor about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Ask your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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