Acyclovir Ophthalmic Ointment 3%
If you use contact lenses, do not wear them on the days when using this ointment.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Do not let the tip of the container touch your eye. Do not touch the tip with your hands or let it touch other surfaces. This can cause a serious eye infection.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If using eye drops and eye ointments, always use the drops at least 5 minutes before the ointment. The drops will not be able to get into the eye properly if used at the same time or after the ointment.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
Do not use any other eye medicine without your doctor's knowledge.
It is very important that you continue using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Please do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better after the first few days.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions before starting this medicine, especially other eye conditions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause blurry vision.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not begin to improve after 3 days on this medicine.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Some people have experienced serious eye infections or other eye problems while using this medicine. Contact your doctor right away if you experience eye pain, redness, severe headache, or any changes to your vision.
While you are on this medicine, it is very important to follow your doctor's instructions for any medical appointments or tests.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- blurry vision
- burning or stinging
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- signs of new or worsening eye infection, such as thick drainage or crusting
A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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