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Published: 6/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Aciclovir Ophthalmic Ointment 3% "NITTO"
 Active ingredient:
Aciclovir
 Dosage form:
white ophthalmic ointment, (cap) white, (wrap) blue-green
 Print on wrapping:
アシクロビル眼軟膏3 %「ニットー」, 5 g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine shows antiviral effects by inhibiting replication of herpes simplex viral DNA and proliferation of the virus.
It is usually used to treat corneal inflammation caused by herpes simplex virus.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply an appropriate amount of this medicine 5 times a day. The dosage may be reduced according to your symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Before using, wash your hands well with soap and water. Look into a mirror, pull down your lower eyelid, carefully squeeze the tube a little so that the tube tip does not touch your eyelid or eyeball, and then apply the ointment on your lower eyelid. Close your eyes and wait for a little while until the ointment melts and spreads over the entire eyelid. Wipe off any excess ointment with a clean gauze or tissue. Pay attention so that the tube tip does not get contaminated and close the cap. If you also need to apply an eye drop, apply the eye drop first, and then wait more than 5 minutes before applying this ointment.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • While using this medicine, avoid wearing contact lenses. The ointment may stick to the lenses.
  • You may have temporary foggy vision after applying this ointment.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diffuse superficial keratitis (eye pain, focus disorder, sensation of foreign body in the eyes) and conjunctival erosion (eye pain). If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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