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Mollifeye 5mg/ml Eye Drops, Solution
Eye Drops, Solution
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist told you.
Mollifeye eye drops are contained within a novel multi-dose eye drop bottle, which allows for the solution not to contain any preservatives.
Due to the design of the container, administration with these eye drops is not the same as standard eye drop bottles.
Please read the full instructions on the correct use of this product in Section 3 of the leaflet ("How to use Mollifeye"), before using these eye drops.
1. What Mollifeye is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Mollifeye
3. How to use Mollifeye
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Mollifeye
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Mollifeye contains an antibiotic medicine called chloramphenicol. It is used in both adults and children aged 2 years and over to treat bacterial infections that affect the front surfaces of the eye.
The most common type of infection in this area is called acute bacterial conjunctivitis. When you have this condition, the white part of one or both of your eyes will be red and/or your eyelids will be red or swollen. There will be a sticky discharge, which can make the eye difficult to open in the morning and the eye may feel ‘gritty or irritated’.
This medicine is not suitable for treating eye infections that have spread to the deeper layers of the eye coverings or into the fluid within the eyeball. Antibiotic tablets or injections are needed to treat these deeper, more serious infections.
This medicine does not contain a preservative.
Mollifeye eye drops are recommended for use in children aged 2 years and over, in adults and the elderly. A child below the age of 2 years with an eye infection should see a doctor.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Mollifeye if:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
If you are taking bone marrow depressant drugs (drugs which decrease the activity of the bone marrow, causing low blood cell counts) such as azathioprine or are receiving chemotherapy, seek the advice of your pharmacist or your doctor before using this product.
Mollifeye should not be used if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or are breast-feeding.
Mollifeye can cause temporary blurring of vision after you have used it. Wait until your vision is clear before driving or using machines.
This medicine contains 2.9mg of boron per one ml of solution.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
If you wear contact lenses they must be removed whilst you are using Mollifeye. You should wait 24 hours after you take your last dose of Mollifeye before starting to use your lenses again.
To be used in the eye(s) only.
1. Hold the bottle directly below the cap and turn the cap to open the bottle. Do not touch anything with the tip of the bottle to avoid contamination of the solution.
2. Tilt your head backwards and hold the bottle above your eye.
3. Pull the lower eyelid down and look up. Squeeze the bottle gently in the middle and let a drop fall into your eye. Please note that there might be a few seconds delay between squeezing and the drop coming out. Do not squeeze too hard.
If you are not sure how to administer your medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Blink a few times so that the drop spreads over the eye.
5. After using Mollifeye, press a finger into the corner of your eye, by the nose for 2 minutes. This helps to stop the solution getting into the rest of your body.
6. Repeat the instructions 2 – 5 to deliver a drop into the other eye also, if your doctor has instructed you to do this. Sometimes only one eye needs to be treated and your doctor will advise if this applies to you and which eye needs treatment.
7. After each use and prior to recapping, the bottle should be shaken once in a downwards direction, without touching the dropper tip, in order to remove any residual liquid on the tip. This is necessary in order to ensure delivery of subsequent drops.
8. After you have used all doses there will be some Mollifeye left in the bottle. You should not be concerned since an extra amount of Mollifeye has been added and you will get the full amount of Mollifeye that your doctor has prescribed. Do not attempt to use the excess medicine remaining in the bottle after you have completed the course of treatment. Do not use the eye drops for longer than 28 days after first opening the bottle.
Whilst applying the drops, do not:
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Use this medicine only in your eyes.
Adults, the elderly and children over 2 years
Put one drop into the affected eye(s) every 2 hours for the first 48 hours. After this you should reduce the dose to one drop every 4 hours.
Use during waking hours only.
Do not use this medicine just before you go to sleep.
The course of treatment should be 5 days. Do not use this medicine for longer than 5 days at a time.
Do not stop just because you feel better, this could make your condition worse.
Seek further immediate medical advice at any time if symptoms worsen.
Consult your doctor if your eye infection does not start to improve within 48 hours.
Mollifeye eye drops are for external use only. If you have swallowed or you suspect someone else has swallowed any Mollifeye eye drops, contact your doctor or go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital at once. Always take the container with you, if possible, even if empty.
If you accidentally apply too many drops, you should wash your eye with plenty of water, if any painful symptoms continue after this, you should tell your doctor immediately.
Try not to miss doses. If you do miss a dose do not worry, take your next dose at the normal time.
Never double up on a dose to make up for the one you have missed.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some people may get one or more of these side effects. Some effects happen straight away but do not last long, others may only happen after several days of use.
If you do not feel well or are worried about your health, talk to a pharmacist or doctor. If any of the side effects get serious or if you experience any side effect not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme (website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store).
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the bottle label and on the carton after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Once the bottle is opened use within 4 weeks.
You are advised to dispose of the bottle once you have finished your five day course of treatment. This medicine needs to be stored upright between 2°C - 8°C (in a refrigerator). Protect from light. Do not allow it to freeze.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
10ml of Mollifeye eye drops is filled in a white opaque plastic bottle and white Novelia nozzle that is sealed with a white HDPE cap.
Each carton contains 1 multi-dose container.
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This leaflet was last revised in: 03/2022