Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using aciclovir eye drops.
Indications and Usage
It is indicated in the treatment of viral infections caused by herpes simplex virus.
Do not take aciclovir eye drops if:
- You are allergic to acyclovir;
- You are wearing contact lenses;
- You have been undergoing treatment with other antiviral eye drops/ointments.
There is little evidence surrounding the use of antiviral eye drops during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so consult your doctor or healthcare professional before taking them.
You may experience blurred vision after using aciclovir. Do not drive or use any machines unless your vision is clear.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. The usual dosage is 1-2 drops inside of your lower eyelid (both eyed). Try to avoid letting the tip of the bottle touch any part of your eye. Close your eye for 30 seconds.
Consult your doctor about medications you are taking or existing medical conditions you have before you begin treatment.
Symptoms of overdose include Irritation and swollen or runny eyes. These symptoms should be reported to a medical professional. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical help urgently.
Some mild adverse reactions can include mild stinging and blurred vision.
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