For treating bacterial infection.
Brand Name(s): AzaSite
Generic Name: Azithromycin
If you use contact lenses, do not wear them on the days when using these drops.
Close the bottle, turn it upside down, and shake once before each use.
Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Do not let the tip of the container touch your eye. Do not touch the tip with your hands or let it touch other surfaces. This can cause a serious eye infection.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.
If you are using another eye medicine, wait at least 5 minutes before using the other medicine.
If using eye drops and eye ointments, always use the drops at least 5 minutes before the ointment. The drops will not be able to get into the eye properly if used at the same time or after the ointment.
Discard any remaining medicine 2 weeks after opening.
Do not use any other eye medicine without your doctor's knowledge.
Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions before starting this medicine, especially other eye conditions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause blurry vision.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Some people have experienced serious eye infections or other eye problems while using this medicine. Contact your doctor right away if you experience eye pain, redness, severe headache, or any changes to your vision.
While you are on this medicine, it is very important to follow your doctor's instructions for any medical appointments or tests.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- blurry vision
- burning or stinging
- discomfort in the eyes
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- eye pain or swelling
- blurring or changes of vision
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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