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Fucithalmic 1% w/w Viscous Eye Drops
Fucithalmic® 1% w/w Viscous Eye Drops
The name of your medicine is Fucithalmic® 1% w/w Viscous Eye Drops but it will be referred to as Fucithalmic in the rest of the leaflet.
1. What Fucithalmic is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Fucithalmic
3. How to use Fucithalmic
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Fucithalmic
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Fucithalmic belongs to a group of medicines called anti-infectives. It is a type of antibiotic.
Fucithalmic works by killing germs (bacteria) that cause infections.
Fucithalmic is an eye drop medicine used to treat infections of the eyes caused by germs (bacterial conjunctivitis).
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Fucithalmic
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines. This includes any medicines which you have bought without a prescription.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Following application of your medicine, a brief blurring of vision may occur. Do not drive or use machinery until your vision is clear. Check with your doctor if you feel any side effect that may stop you from driving or using machines.
This medicine contains 0.55 mg benzalkonium chloride in each 5 g tube which is equivalent to 0.11 mg/g.
Benzalkonium chloride may be absorbed by soft contact lenses and may change the colour of the contact lenses. Contact lenses should not be used during treatment with Fucithalmic, see section "Warnings and Precautions"
Benzalkonium chloride may also cause eye irritation, especially if you have dry eyes or disorders of the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). If you feel abnormal eye sensation, stinging or pain in the eye after using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Please ask your doctor if you are worried about any of the ingredients in this medicine.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
This medicine is only for use in your eyes. Do not swallow the drops. Do not put the drops inside your body or in your ears.
Always wash your hands before using Fucithalmic. Do not use if the cap seal on the tube is broken.
This diagram will help show how to use your medicine. It may be useful to look in a mirror.
Only take the cap off the tube when you are ready to use the medicine. It is important the tip of the tube does not touch your eye.
Tilt your head back. Pull your lower eyelid down gently. Hold the tube over your eye and look up.
Squeeze one drop into your lower eyelid. The drop will come out as a thick drop. It will become more liquid in your eye and you should still see clearly.
After using your medicine, you may see a white powder around your eye. This can happen when the drops dry out. It is quite normal and is nothing to worry about. You can wipe the powder off with cotton wool.
If this medicine is for a child, you can put the drops in their eye while they are asleep or lying down if it is easier.
Your doctor will tell you how many drops to use, or to give to your child.
You should use your medicine twice each day. To remind you to use your medicine it may help to use it when you do another regular action, such as brushing your teeth.
The recommended dose is one drop twice each day, in the morning and in the evening.
It is very important to use all the medicine that your doctor has told you to use. You must use your medicine for at least 48 hours after you feel better and your eye looks normal. You must do this because otherwise your eye infection may come back.
If you accidentally apply too many drops in the eye(s) or a small quantity of the drops are accidentally swallowed, it is unlikely to cause any harm. If a larger quantity of the drops are accidentally swallowed or you are worried contact your doctor, pharmacist or A+E department for advice.
If you forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you remember. Then next use your medicine at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You must get urgent medical help if you have any of the following symptoms. You may be having an allergic reaction:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people):
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 at: 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.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
You can find important information about some of the ingredients in your medicine near the end of section 2 of this leaflet.
Fucithalmic is a white to off-white, slightly thick liquid. Fucithalmic comes in tubes of 5 g.
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This leaflet was last revised in November 2023.
Amdipharm is licensed to use the registered trademark Fucithalmic®.