Wat R 0.5% Eye Drops
The medication is a derivative of cellulose with a carboxymethyl group. It is bound to a few of the hydroxyl groups of the glucopyranose monomers that build up the backbone of the cellulose. The salt form of it is used as an eye ointment to treat conjunctivitis. The medicine works by interfering with the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.
This medication is usually not recommended unless absolutely necessary due to its many side effects. It includes bone marrow suppression, diarrhoea and nausea. People with liver or kidney problems may need lower doses. If you have anaemia, liver disease and allergy, then inform your doctor before taking this medicine.
Some medicines may interact with the action of this medication. Hence, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any anticoagulants, hydantoins, sulfonylureas or medicines that may decrease your bone marrow.
It is recommended to monitor both blood levels of the medication and blood cell levels, once in every two days during treatment. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine or if you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The duration for which the medication remains effective varies according to the intended use and dosing regimen.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Ophthalmologist before using this medicine.
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How long is the duration of effect?This medicine is externally applied and hence the duration of action is subject to vary depending on time and manner of application.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be seen immediately after application.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine can be used by pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine can be used by breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Wat R 0.5% Eye Drops , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply in large quantities to make for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Since this medicine is for external use only, the chance of an overdose is highly unlikely. However, internal consumption of this medicine should be avoided.
This medication is an ophthalmic lubricant and provides lubrication and protection to the eyes.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseInformation not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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