Idoxuridine Ophthalmic - Drug Information

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General Information on Idoxuridine Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Idoxuridine Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : eye dox yoor' i deen

Latest prescription information about Idoxuridine Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Topical Anti-virals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Idoxuridine Ophthalmic

India : 

International : 

Herplex

Why is Idoxuridine Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiviral agent, prescribed for certain eye infections.  It prevents the reproduction of the herpes simplex virus.

When should Idoxuridine Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Idoxuridine Ophthalmic?

0.5% ophthalmic ointment: The recommended dosage is every 4 hours during day and once before bedtime.
As 0.1% solution: Instill 1 drop hourly. 4 times/day, continue treatment for at least 7 days.

How should Idoxuridine Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes.

What are the warnings and precautions for Idoxuridine Ophthalmic?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of other eye problems, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid long-term use.

What are the side effects of Idoxuridine Ophthalmic?

   Eye : Irritation, inflammation of the eye or eyelids, pain, sensitivity to light, itching and eye swelling.

What are the other precautions for Idoxuridine Ophthalmic?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Idoxuridine Ophthalmic?

Store it in the refrigerator but do not freeze.

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