Zylet is an ophthalmic (eye) solution used to treat bacterial infection of an eye. It is a combination of a corticosteroid (Loteprednol) and antibiotic (Tobramycin).
It reduces inflammation and swelling and protects the eye from certain bacterial infections. It is available in a suspension form only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Zylet, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
Before starting the treatment your doctor should be informed about condition such as:
Allergy: Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
Children: There are no adequate studies which prove its safety in children.
Elderly: This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults.
Pregnancy: It is a category C drug. It is not safe in pregnancy. It may cause harmful effects to an unborn baby.
Breast Feeding: There are no adequate studies which prove that Loteprednol and Tobramycin pass into breast milk. If you are using Loteprednol and Tobramycin while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Drug Interactions: It may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He may want to change the dosage or drug.
Proper usage of Zylet requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders. Ask your pharmacist if you have any queries. Shake well before each use.
To use Loteprednol/Tobramycin drops in the eye, first, wash your hands. Tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch.
Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Do not blink. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean, dry tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.
To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed.
Dosage: It is different for different patients. Dosage mentioned below is an average dose.it is best to take each dose at equally spaced times a day and night. You must follow your doctor’s instructions.
Adults: Use one or two drops in the affected eye every 4 to 6 hours.
Missed dose: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your daily schedule. Do not double the dose.
Storage: Store it at room temperature. Keep it away from children.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Zylet, there are some precautions you must take. Your doctor should check your daily progress at regular visits.
If it is not improving your symptoms, or your symptoms become worse, inform your doctor right away.
5 Potential Side Effects
As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Zylet. Some people may experience none or minor side effects.
Consult with your doctor if they become problematic or frequent:
Most common are:
Change in vision
Feeling like something is in the eye
Increased intraocular pressure
Loss of vision
Pain or irritation of the clear front part of the eye
Sensitivity of the eyes to light
Less common are:
Blurred vision or seeing blue-green halos around objects
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