GoldenEye Antibiotic 1% Eye Ointment – 4g
- For treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis
- Active ingredient: Chloramphenicol 1%
- Recommended for use by children aged 2 years and over, and adults
- Buy with confidence from UK registered pharmacy
Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment is a topical ointment for administration to the eye only. It contains an antibiotic called chloramphenicol and is used to treat bacterial infections that affect the front surfaces of the eye.
GoldenEye Eye Ointment
- Understanding Conjunctivitis
- GoldenEye Ointment: Benefits and Application
- Differences and Advantages of GoldenEye Variants
- GoldenEye and Its Relationship with Other Medications
- GoldenEye Side Effects
- Additional Information
GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment is specially formulated to combat bacterial infections on the eye’s front surface, commonly known as acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Symptoms include:
- Redness in the white part of the eyes
- Swelling or redness of the eyelids
- Sticky discharge, often making the eye difficult to open in the morning
- Gritty or irritated sensation in the eye
However, for infections that permeate deeper layers of the eye or its fluid, oral antibiotics or injections are necessary.
What is Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. The condition can affect one or both eyes.
Causes of Conjunctivitis
The various causes of conjunctivitis include:
- Bacterial infections: Such as those cause by staphylococci and streptococci.
- Viral infections: Often associated with the common cold or respiratory tract infections.
- Allergic reactions: Resulting from exposure to allergens like pollen, dust mites, or cosmetics.
- Chemical exposure: From irritants in swimming pools or direct contact with noxious substances.
- Foreign bodies in the eye: Like dust or sand.
- Sexually transmitted infections: Certain STIs like gonorrhoea or chlamydia can cause conjunctivitis.
How GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment Helps
GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment, containing the active ingredient Chloramphenicol, is specifically designed to combat bacterial conjunctivitis. The ointment works by inhibiting the production of essential proteins needed by bacteria to reproduce and thrive. Without these problems, the bacteria are stopped in their tracks, allowing the body’s immune system to wipe them out.
GoldenEye Ointment: Benefits and Application
- Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Action: GoldenEye Ointment contains the active ingredient Chloramphenicol, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works against a wide range of bacteria causing conjunctivitis.
- Prolonged Contact Time: Due to its ointment base, GoldenEye ensures prolonged contact with the eye, which can enhance its effectiveness compared to some eye drops.
- Convenient Application: Being an ointment, it is easier to apply, especially for those who find it challenging to use eye drops.
- Minimized System Absorption: The direct application to the site of infection ensures targeted treatment, reducing the chances of system side effects.
- Versatility: Suitable for both adults and children over two years old, making it a versatile treatment option for families.
- Safety Profile: When used as directed, GoldenEye Ointment has a favourable safety profile, with minimal side effects.
Always follow the recommended dosage and frequency provided by your healthcare professional or as indicated on the package. If symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical advice immediately.
- Wash your hands: Before applying any medication to the eye, ensure your hands are clean to prevent further contamination or infection.
- Check the Tube: Examine the ointment tube to ensure it’s not past its expiry date and that there’s no damage or contamination.
- Tilt your head back: This position facilitates easier application and prevents accidental poking of the eye.
- Gently pull down the lower eyelid: Use your finger to crate a small pocket between the eyelid and the eyeball.
- Squeeze a small amount: Gently squeeze the tube to release a thin strip (about 1 cm) of the ointment into the pocket you’ve created. Avoid touching the eye, eyelashes, or any other surface with the tip of the ointment tube.
- Blink slowly: This helps in spreading the ointment over the eye surface.
- Close the eye: Keep your eye closed for a minute or two, allowing the ointment to spread and acts against the bacteria.
- Wipe off excess: If there’s any excess ointment around the eye, gently wipe it off with a clean tissue.
- Cap the tube: Always replace the cap immediately after use to prevent contamination.
- Wash your hands again: After applying, wash your hands thoroughly to avoid spreading the bacteria.
For enhanced relief during severe infections, doctors might recommend the ointment at bedtime, given its ability to adhere to the eye surface during sleep.
Differences and Advantages of GoldenEye Variants
GoldenEye Chloramphenicol Ointment provides several advantages, such as:
- No refrigeration required
- Suitable for night-time use
- Available without a prescription
- Can be paired with GoldenEye antibiotic drops
Conversely, the GoldenEye Antibiotic 0.15 w/w Eye Ointment contains Dibrompropamidine isethionate as its active ingredients, an antiseptic ideal for minor eye or eyelid infections.
GoldenEye and Its Relationship with Other Medications
For those on anticoagulant medications like warfarin, it’s crucial to consult a doctor before combining treatments. Some interactions can potentially amplify warfarin’s anticoagulant effects.
The patient information leaflet will also provide additional information in regards to which medicines interact with GoldenEye.
GoldenEye Side Effects
While many users tolerate GoldenEye Antibiotic well, some might experience side effects. These range from mild reactions like itching or rashes to more severe symptoms such as breathing difficulties or blood changes. Always consult a healthcare professional if concerns arise.
- The use of topical chloramphenicol may occasionally result in the overgrowth of other non-susceptible organisms including funghi. If any new infection appears during treatment, you should tell your doctor.
- Blurred vision or mild burning or stinging when you put the ointment in. These should subside quickly.
- Wheeziness (shortness of breath), fever, swelling of your face, lips or tongue, itching or rash with swelling of skin (the rash could be puffy (swollen) or blotchy, or look like little blisters.
- A sore throat, bruising or being unable to overcome an infection. On very rare occasions, changes in their blood cells causing severe tiredness or easy bruising.
All purchases of GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment come with a comprehensive patient information leaflet. If your package doesn’t include one, you can find a copy on the electronic medicine’s compendium.
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