What is GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment?
GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment is a treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis which can help to ease your condition within just 5 days. It’s easy to use, taking just 1cm of ointment with each dose to ease symptoms such as redness, itching, and pus.
What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is a condition which affects your eyes, you may also know it as pink eye or red eye. It can be caused by viral infections, bacterial infections, allergies, or sexually transmitted infections. Some of the most common conditions of conjunctivitis include:
- Bloodshot eyes
- Burning or soreness
- Your eyes feel “gritty”
- Pus which sticks to your lashes
- Watery eyes
How will this GoldenEye Ointment treat bacterial conjunctivitis?
GoldenEye Ointment contains 10mg of the active ingredient chloramphenicol in every gram of ointment. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic, which means it kills the bacteria which cause bacterial conjunctivitis. It gets to work fast, killing bacteria on the surface of the eye and easing uncomfortable symptoms.
Can I use this product if I wear contact lenses?
You should not wear contact lenses while you are using this treatment or for 24 hours after treatment has finished. We recommend that you wear glasses until the treatment has ended.
Can I drive after using this ointment?
When you’ve used GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment, you may experience blurred vision. Do not attempt to drive or use any tools or machinery unless you are sure you are not affected in this way.
Can I use this ointment if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking other medication, including those obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. This especially applies to those who are taking bone marrow depressant medicines (e.g. azathioprine) or those who are receiving chemotherapy.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your baby at this time and a medical professional may need to suggest a different treatment.
How to use GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment
Before using this product, wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Remove the cap from the ointment tube and place the nozzle of the tube close to your eye. Use your other hand to gently pull down your lower eyelid and look upwards. Squeeze the tube gently to deposit about 1cm of ointment into space between your lower eyelid and your eye. Close your eye for a moment to disperse the ointment properly. Repeat in the other eye if necessary. A full course of treatment will last for 5 whole days, do not stop using this product before 5 days have passed.
When should this ointment not be used?
GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment is not suitable for use by children under the age of 2. Do not use this product if you are allergic to chloramphenicol or any of the other listed ingredients, or have ever had problems with your blood (e.g. low blood cell count) after using chloramphenicol products. This product is not suitable for those with a family history of blood problems, including low white blood cell count, low red blood cell count, or low platelet count. For external use only. Do not use this product and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist if:
- Your vision has changed, e.g. loss of sight, blurred vision, reduced vision, halos around lights
- You have pain in your eye
- Your eye is injured
- Your eye is inflamed and you have a rash on the scalp or face
- The pupil of your eye looks unusual or your eye looks cloudy
- Your eyes are sensitive to light
- You have a foreign body in your eye which has not been removed
- You have glaucoma or dry eye syndrome
- You wear contact lenses, you should not wear contact lenses while using this product
- You have recently had an eye infection
- You are using other eye drops or eye ointment
- You have had eye surgery or laser eye surgery within the past 6 months
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. This includes:
- Allergic reactions, e.g. itching or rashes. If you have a severe allergic reaction, seek medical help immediately
- Anaemia, showing symptoms such as severe tiredness or easy bruising
- The overgrowth of other organisms, e.g. fungi
- Blurred vision, mild burning, or stinging when first using this ointment. This should stop quickly
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this medicine
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in original packaging and do not use if the expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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.
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The active substance is chloramphenicol. 1 gram of ointment conlains 10mg of chloramphenicol.
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Will this treat an ulcer?
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