What is idoxuridine ophthalmic solution used for?
Idoxuridine ophthalmic is indicated in the treatment of keratitis caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) and vaccinia virus. It is used to treat eye infections.
How should I take idoxuridine ophthalmic solution?
Idoxuridine ophthalmic solution is available as an eyedrop preparation. To use the eye drops, follow these instructions:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with mild soap and water.
- Remove the protective cap on the bottle. Make sure that the end of the dropper is not chipped or cracked and that the eye drops are not cloudy.
- Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else.
- Hold the dropper tip down at all times to prevent drops from flowing back into the bottle and contaminating the remaining contents.
- Lie down or tilt your head back.
- Holding the bottle between your thumb and index finger, place the dropper tip as near as possible to your eyelid without touching it.
- Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your cheek or nose.
- With the index finger of your other hand, pull the lower lid of the eye down to form a pocket.
- Drop the prescribed number of drops into the pocket made by the lower lid and the eye.
- Placing drops on the surface of the eyeball can cause stinging.
- Close your eye and press lightly against the lower lid with your finger for 2-3 minutes to keep the medication in the eye. Do not blink.
- Replace and tighten the cap right away. Do not wipe or rinse it off.
- Wipe off any excess liquid from your cheek with a clean tissue. Wash your hands again.