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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.
Idoxuridine ophthalmic solution is available as an eyedrop preparation. To use the eye drops, follow these instructions:
Idoxuridine ophthalmic solution should be stored in the refrigerator or at controlled room temperature (2-25°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Do not freeze it. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Always check the label before using this product. Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.
Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.
Before using idoxuridine ophthalmic solution, tell your doctor if:
Idoxuridine ophthalmic solution is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using idoxuridine ophthalmic during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Always consult with your doctor to discuss the potential benefits and risks before using idoxuridine ophthalmic solution.
All medications have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.
Potential side effects while using this supplement include:
You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Idoxuridine ophthalmic may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.
To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and inform your doctor and pharmacist.
Idoxuridine ophthalmic may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects.
Contact your doctor or a pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.
Idoxuridine ophthalmic may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before using idoxuridine ophthalmic solution.
As 0.1% solution: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) every hour. Decrease the dosing to every 2 hours or 4 times per day. Continue treatment for at least 7 days.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using it. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Idoxuridine ophthalmic is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose of idoxuridine ophthalmic, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Idoxuridine, https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/idoxuridine?mtype=generic, Accessed Sept 2, 2020
Idoxuridine, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Idoxuridine, Accessed Sept 2, 2020