To treat conjunctivitis, the recommended dose is 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye every 2 hours while awake for 2 days, then 2 drops every 4 hours while awake for 5 days.
To treat corneal ulcers, the recommended dose is 2 drops every 15 minutes for the first 6 hours, then 2 drops every 30 minutes for the rest of the first day. On the second day, apply 2 drops every hour. For days 3 to 14, apply 2 drops every 4 hours.
Be sure to wash your hands before and after using the medication to avoid introducing new bacteria into the eye. Avoid touching the tip of the bottle to anything, as this can cause contamination. Ask your pharmacist to show you how to properly apply eye drops.
Use this medication for the full length of time your doctor has recommended. This will reduce the chance of the infection returning.
This solution should never be used for injection directly into the eye.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not instill a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children. Use within 28 days after opening the container. Safely discard any medication remaining in the container 28 days after opening the container.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.