NS-AID - 5 ML EYE DROP
Diclofenac Sodium is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NS-AID) that reduces the substances that cause infection and pain in the body.
USES of NS-AID - 5 ML EYE DROP
NS-AID Eye Drop is used/prescribed to reduce the swelling and pain in the eyes. The swelling and pain may cause due to some surgical procedure or arise as a side effect of allergies. The medicine is used to treat several pains that occur in various body parts.
Do not use the drug if
- You are allergic to the drug or have allergies to NS-AIDs such as aspirin etc.,
- You are having an eye infection
- You bleed easily
- You are suffering from polyps in the nose, asthma, blood clotting problems
Inform your doctor if
- Planning pregnancy or already pregnant because this medicine has risks associated with unborn babies if consumed during pregnancy.
- Avoid using the drug if you are breastfeeding. The medicine can transmit into breast milk can be harmful to the baby
- If you are on pain relievers.
Take the drug according to the doctor’s instructions. Also, go through the details on the medication’s label.
Do not try to change the dosage without the consultation of your physician. Do not continue to take the drug for more than the prescribed duration. Normally, one drop is recommended for one eye at once.
HOW TO USE NS-AID - 5 ML EYE DROP
- Wash your hands to ensure they are thoroughly clean before putting the eye drop
- Open the cap and bend your head
- Pull the lower lid of your eye
- Put a single drop in one eye and press the bottle gently
- Close the eye for 1 min
- Repeat the above steps for other eyes
- Without touching the nozzle, put the cap on the bottle to close it.
Duration of the drug
You need to follow the prescription of the doctor to use the drug for the prescribed period. It will help you recover faster. You need to complete the course of the drug application as suggested by the doctor.
The chances of an overdose of this medicine are quite less. In case you overdose, seek medical help immediately or call the nearest clinic.
If you tend to miss the dose of putting the eye drop, put it immediately after you remember. If it is already the time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Taking an extra dose to bridge the gap can be harmful.
Side effects of the eye drop
Here are some side effects that need immediate medical help like
- Eye irritation
- Vision problems
- Eye pain
- Redness in eyes
- Eye infection
Do not worry as you may or may not notice the above side effects. In case you feel any problems, contact your healthcare provider instantly.
You should read the label on the medicine carefully. It will help you avoid taking other medicines that have NS-AIDs while using this medicine. Inform your doctor beforehand if you are on any of the below-mentioned drugs
Blood thinning medicines like
The medicines stated above are not the complete list of medicines that can interact with Diclofenac Sodium. A lot of other medicines also have interactions with this eye drop. So, to be on the safer side let your doctor know about the medications you are taking currently to understand their interaction with this drug. Also, do not start using any other drug along with this eye drop without consulting the doctor.
Useful tips before using NS-AID
- Stick to the prescription given by your physician.
- Keep the bottle of the eye drop away from children.
- Place the drug in a cool &dry place.
After opening the bottle, it can be used within 4 weeks. After 4 weeks the formulation of the drop becomes ineffective and causes serious eye infections too.
Q-Can a contaminated dropper result in severe eye infections?
Certainly, a contaminated dropped can result in some serious eye infections and cause vision problems. So, make sure you do not touch the base of the dropper. In case you touch the dropper replace it with a new dropper.
Q-Who all cannot use this NS-AID 5ml eye drop?
You need to speak to your doctor to know if this medicine is suitable for you. If you have arthritis, dry eye syndrome, diabetes, bleeding disorder like hemophilia, or are allergic to any eye drops.
Q-Can I apply the eye drops while putting contact lenses on?
No, you cannot put the medicine while using the contact lenses. Simply remove them and use the eye drops. The medicine comprises a preservative that can cause discoloration of soft contact lenses. Hence, wait for 15-20 minutes after you put on the eye drops and then put on the contact lenses.
Q-Can I continue to use the medicine after 14 days post cataract surgery?
No, do not use the drops after 14 days after the cataract surgery unless the doctor asks you to.