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Published: 10/2019

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 :
AZIMYCIN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 1%
 Active ingredient:
Azithromycin hydrate
 Dosage form:
slightly white and cloudy ophthalmic solution (cap)black
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, and shows antibacterial action.
It is usually used in the treatment of eye infections such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis, hordeolum and dacryocystitis.

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))
  • For conjunctivitis:In general, for adults and children at age of 7 years old or more, apply 1 drop at a time, 2 times daily for 2 days, and then apply once a day for 5 days.
    For blepharitis, hordeolum and dacryocystitis: In general, for adults, apply 1 drop at a time, 2 times daily for 2 days, and then apply once a day for 12 days. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • Before applying, wash your hands with soap and water. Then turn the bottle down and shake several times, move the liquid to the bottom (cap side). Next turn the bottle up, open the cap and apply the medicine so the tip of eye dropper does not touch the surface of your eye.
  • If you need to apply other eye drops at the same time, wait more than 5 minutes.
  • If you miss a dose, apply a dose as soon as possible.
    If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include irritation in the eye, itching in the eye, eye pain, punctate keratitis (foreign-body sensation, eye pain, sensitive to light, teary eye), conjunctival congestion and blurred vision. 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.
  • blurred vision, foreign-body sensation, eye pain [corneal disorder]
  • hives, respiratory distress, dizziness on standing up, lightheadedness, swelling around eyes [shock, anaphylaxis]
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

  • 2.5 mL of the solution is dispensed in a 5-mL bottle originally.
  • Keep out of reach of children and store away from direct sunlight.
  • Store at 2-8℃ before opening bottle and store at room temperature (1 to 30℃) after opening bottle.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.
  • To avoid improper use and quality loss, do not transfer this solution to any other bottle or container.
  • Do not use any other solution in this bottle.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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