Hydrocortisone eye ointment is available withthe concentration of active ingredient hydrocortisone acetate in half a percent, that is, a hundred gram of ointment accounts for only five tenths of a gram of active substance, and the remaining volume is occupied by auxiliary ones - petrolatum and methyl parahydroxybenzoate.
Considering the pharmacological properties of suchas a hydrocortisone ointment, the instruction for its use gives them the following description: anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory actions are characteristic of this medicine, it is able to reduce cellular inflammatory infiltrates, reduce the migration of lymphocytes and leukocytes in the area of the inflamed area.
Indications for use of a drug such ashydrocortisone eye ointment, the instruction for its use lists such: inflammatory diseases of the undisturbed epithelium of the cornea in the anterior part of the eyeball, most often developing on the background of injuries or surgical interventions performed on the eyeballs. Symptic ophthalmia, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, iridocyclitis, iritis, uveitis, keratitis, inflammation of the corneal epithelium, which developed due to exposure to chemicals or physical effort.
Contraindications to the use of such a drug,as a hydrocortisone ointment for the eyes, the instruction for its use gives the following: the patient's sensitivity to individual components of the preparation, the period of carrying out preventive vaccinations, the different etiology of eye damage: fungal, viral and bacterial, injuries of the eye epithelium, resulting in a violation of its integrity, tuberculosis and trachoma.
With caution, this drugappoint in those cases if the patient suffers from diabetes, arterial hypertension, if it is a pregnant woman or breastfeeding her baby mother.
Such a medicine, like hydrocortisone ointment,the instruction for its use recommends using extremely cautiously in the following cases: during pregnancy - only if the possible benefit of treating the mother exceeds the risk to which the fetus is exposed in this case. But even in this case, the taking of such a drug as hydrocortisone ointment should not last more than seven to ten days. If the urgent need arises in the use of this particular drug during lactation, then during the therapy, breastfeeding should be urgently discontinued.
Doses and the way to use such a drugas a hydrocortisone ointment, the instruction for its use describes as follows: it is applied exclusively locally. In the conjunctival sac, one to two centimeters of eye ointment is administered twice - three times per day.
Ointment hydrocortisone, instructions for usewhich is considered in our article, has the following list of side effects: injection of sclera, burning sensation may appear, and in case of long-term therapy with this drug - cataract subcapsular posterior, intraocular pressure may also increase, exophthalmos develop, a tendency to infect secondary bacterial, fungal or a viral infection, and changes in the trophism of the cornea are also likely.
As for the overdose of hydrocortisone ointment, such cases are not described in the instructions for its use.
Drug interaction with othermedicinal preparations gives the following effects: the risk of cataracts can significantly increase if taken together with antipsychotic drugs, azathiopride and carbutamide, and taking it together with tricyclic antidepressants and antihistamines, nitrates contributes to a very sensitive increase in eye pressure.