Indications of Artiforte 0.25%
Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
For eye and ear wash
Other ophthalmic preparations
Dosage of Artiforte 0.25%
The usual dose is 1 or 2 drops placed in each eye three or four times daily. If there is no improvement see your doctor
Administration of Artiforte 0.25%
Instructions for use--
Before opening a new bottle of Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops, please check that the safety strip on the bottom of the outer cap is unbroken.
Twist the outer cap to break the seal
Wash your hands well before use
Remove the outer cap. If you are putting in the drops yourself you should use a mirror
Tilt the head back and look up at the ceiling
Pull the lower lid of the eye out to form a small pocket between your eyelid and your eye.
Hold the bottle between the thumb and middle finger of the other hand, turn the bottle upside down near to the eye, try not to touch the eye with the nozzle
Apply enough pressure to the container to release one to two drops
Blink the eye a few times
If you think that you have missed the eye, then insert another drop
Repeat steps 5-10 for the other eye if you have been told to use Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops in both eyes
Replace the outer cap on the container, trying not to touch the applicator tip with anything, including the eye or your fingers
Wash your hands.
Interaction of Artiforte 0.25%
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops may interact with the following drugs and products:
Sodium calcium edetate
Do not use Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Zinc Sulphate or any of the other ingredients of this medicineZinc Sulphate Eye Drops can cause temporary blurring of vision after application. Wait until your vision is clear before driving or using machines.
Side Effects of Artiforte 0.25%
Possible side effects include: temporary stinging or burning; redness, itching and watering of the eye
Pregnancy & Lactation
You should not use Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding unless your doctor believes it is necessary.
Precautions & Warnings
Take special care with Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops if:
your eye irritation persists or worsens,
you have a headache or eye pain,
your vision changes
you have permanently red eyes.
If any of the above apply, stop using Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops and contact your doctor immediately. If you are unsure about taking this medicine or you have any questions, go and talk to your doctor first and follow the advice given.
Overdose Effects of Artiforte 0.25%
Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Zinc Sulphate Eye Drops, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Make sure the container is properly closed after each use. Store upright in the carton. Store below 25°C and protect from light.