What is Golden Eye Ointment?
Golden Eye Ointment is an antiseptic with the active ingredient dibrompropamidine isethionate. This works to reduce the inflammation caused by minor eye infections, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the eyes usually caused by an allergic reaction or an infection. It can be contagious in some cases. Conjunctivitis affects both eyes and makes them:
- Red or bloodshot
- Burn or make them feel gritty
- Produce pus that sticks to eyelashes
If you end up with impaired vision or an increased sensitivity to light, then contact your doctor as it can be a sign of a more serious problem.
Who is this ointment suitable for?
It is suitable for any adult and child. However, it is recommended that you consult your doctor if the child is under 3 years of age and the condition is more than minor. You should not use Golden Eye Ointment if you are known to have an allergy to the active ingredient dibrompropamidine isethionate. The other ingredients contained are:
- Liquid paraffin
- Dispersed polyethene in mineral oil
You should also not wear content lenses while using this eye treatment.
How do I use Golden Eye Ointment?
You apply the ointment inside the lower eyelid and close your eye before wiping away any excess ointment. Do this once a day. If your condition doesn’t improve after two days, stop using it and contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are rare but can still happen. Most common side effects include:
- Mild stinging or burning
- Skin rash or inflammation
If you have a side effect for a long period of time or a more serious side effect, see your doctor immediately.
Why do I need to answer some medical questions before I can buy?
You do not need a prescription for Golden Eye Ointment, however, you will be asked to complete a short online survey from our pharmacists before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Golden Eye Ointment is the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about an addiction to 'over the counter' medication we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Dipropropamidine Isetionate, Liquid Paraffin
- Active Ingredient: Dibrompropamidine Isetionate .15% w/w Also contains: LIQUID Paraffin & Dispersed Polyethylene in Mineral Oil (Plastibase 3w
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