Zoftacot 3.35 mg/ml eye drops


Hi and welcome to our telehealth video information series I’m Garvin and this videos on Zoftacort. So. To start what is Zoftacort? Zoftacort are eyedrops, a solution in a single dose container. The solution is a practically clear colourless to slightly yellow solution and free of particles. So next is what is Zoftacort used for? It’s used for the treatment of mild non-infectious allergic or inflammatory conjunctival diseases, the recommended dosage is two drops – two to four times a day – into the affected eye. The duration of administration regimen will vary from a few days to a maximum of 14 days, gradually tapering off up to one administration every other day, may be recommended, in order to avoid relapse. In case of insufficient response – more potent corticosteroids should be used. Next – for the method of administration – it’s a for ocular use only, a single dose container contains enough solution to treat both eyes and for single use only. This medicinal product is a steroid solution that does not contain a preservative, the solution from one individual single dose container, is to be used immediately after opening and for administration to the affected eye. Patients should be instructed to avoid contact between the dropper tip and the eye or eyelids and to use the eyedrops solution immediately after first opening of the single dose container and to discard the single dose container after use. In the case of concomitant treatment with other eye drops, the eye drops should be spaced out by five minutes, and for contraindications, hypersensitivity to reactive absence or any other excipients, glucocorticoid steroid induced ocular hypertension, and other forms of ocular hypertension, an acute herpes simplex virus and most of the other corneal viral infections at the acute stage of ulceration and conjunctivitis even at the initial stage and ocular tuberculosis an ocular mycosis ocular purulent infection and conjunctivitis and blepharitis and aggravated by anti-inflammatory drugs – contraindications and precautions, for use – topical steroids should never be given by for an undiagnosed condition. Use of this medicinal product is not recommended for the treatment of but may be used if required only with a combined antiviral treatment another close supervision of an ophthalmologist, thinning of the cornea and sclera may increase the risk of perforations with the use of topical steroids, any fungal infection should be suspected in cases of corneal ulceration. where a steroid has or had been used for a long period patients should be monitored at frequent intervals during treatment with hydrocortisone eyedrops. prolonged use of corticosteroid treatment has showed to cause ocular hypertension glaucoma, especially for patients with previous infection by steroids or a pre-existing hypertension or glaucoma. So the use of corticosteroids may also result in opportunistic ocular infection, due to the suppression of hosts response or the delay after healing. Topical ocular corticosteroids may promote, aggravate or make signs and symptoms of opportunistic infections, wearing of contact lenses and treatment with corticosteroids eyedrops should be avoided. So, Interaction with other medicinal products – so no interaction studies have been performed for this medicine. For fertility, pregnancy and lactation – for pregnancies Zoftacort is not recommended during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. And for breastfeeding Zoftacort is systemically administered glucocorticoids are excreted in breast milk and may cause suppression of the growth or endogenous corticosteroid production or may have undesirable effects. It is not known whether Zoftacort is excreted in human milk or if newborns and infants cannot be excluded. So therefore should be avoided and for fertility there are no data or potential effects of hydrocortisone sodium phosphate on fertility. The effects and the ability to drive and use machines – no studies on the effects and the ability to drive and use machines have been performed but temporarily blurred vision and a lot of visual disturbances may affect the ability to drive or operate heavy machinery if visual disturbance occurs the patient most Avoid from using Zoftacort until to is safe to drive or using machines. Specific side effects would be burning and stinging may occur immediately after installation. these events are usually mild and transient and have no consequences. So that brings this telehealth video to an end. If you’ve any questions, you can leave them in the comments below or contact me through our website mytelehealth.info or call in to Lynch’s pharmacy in Douglas Cork or ring 021-4366923 to find out more. Thank you for watching. Stay healthy and stay informed

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