About Estocin Ointment
Estocin Eye Ointment, a macrolide antibiotic is useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. This includes skin infections, respiratory tract infections, chlamydia infections, syphilis and pelvic inflammatory disease. Streptococcal infection in newborns can be prevented by taking this medicine during pregnancy.
Estocin Ointmentmay also be used to improve delayed stomach emptying. It can be given intravenously and orally. This medicine is not supposed to be given to a child without a doctor’s advice.
Uses of Estocin 10 MG Eye Ointment
Estocin Eye Ointment use in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis (eye infection) caused by susceptible bacteria such as H. influenzae, S. aureus, and S. pneumoniae.
How to use Estocin Eye Ointment
Estocin Eye Ointment is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the tube close to the eye/ear without touching it.
How use Estocin Eye Ointment – Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How Estocin Eye Ointment works
Estocin Eye Ointment belongs to a class of medications called as macrolide antibiotics. Estocin Eye Ointment works by interfering with formation of essential protein (protein synthesis) thereby preventing the bacteria from growing and reproducing.
Major & minor side effects for Estocin Eye Ointment
Muscle or joint pain
Loss of appetite
instruction for Dosage of Estocin Eye Ointment
Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not administer a double dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Warnings for special population
Estocin Ointmentis not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
Estocin Ointment is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.
Drug resistance –
Usage of Estocin Ointment without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.
Contact lens –
Usage of contact lens is not recommended if any signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis such as eye redness, irritation, drainage, etc. are present.
Driving or Operating machinery –
Use of Estocin Ointmente may cause blurred vision in some patients. If you experience blurred vision during treatment with this medicine, it is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery until your vision is clear.
Expert advice for Estocin Eye Ointment
Your doctor has prescribed Estocin Ointmente to treat bacterial infections of the eye.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution. Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.