Zaha Eye Drop
- Manufacturer : Ajanta Pharma Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : AzaSite
- Generic Brands : Azithromycin
Zaha 1 % Eye Drops belongs to a group of Macrolide Antibiotics useful for treating numerous infections caused by bacteria like middle ear infections, traveler's diarrhea. Along with other medications, it is sometimes used for malaria. It is also used to treat a number of intestinal infections and sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhea and chlamydia. Administration of the medicine takes place either by mouth or intravenously with doses once per day.
Zaha Eye Drop belongs to a class of medications called as macrolide antibiotics. It works by interfering with formation of essential protein (protein synthesis) thereby preventing the bacteria from growing and reproducing.
You should not use Zaha 1 % Eye Drops without consulting a doctor if you :
have suffered from allergy, jaundice or other liver problems caused by taking azithromycin or other similar drugs such as clarithromycin and erythromycin sometime in the past; or
have myasthenia gravis, a heart rhythm disorder or a history of long QT syndrome(Long QT syndrome refers to a heart rhythm disorder that can potentially cause rapid heartbeats, irregular heart rhythms and even dealth).
Few common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and diarrhoea. An allergic reaction can be caused by Clostridium difficile. It’s usage is mostly considered to be safe even during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Zaha 1 % Eye Drops is an azalide so it works by putting an end to bacterial growth by cutting down protein synthesis entirely.
Your dosage and how often you take the medicine will depend on your age, the condition being treated and its severity, other medical conditions and how you react to the first doze. Zaha 1 % Eye Drops is a prescription drug and its available as an oral tablet, oral suspension, eye drop, intravenous form that a healthcare provider cam give. Treatment from Zaha 1 % Eye Drops is short term and it becomes very risky if not taken as prescribed.
This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Zaha S Drops may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Zaha S Drops may interact with the following drugs and products:
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Zaha S Drops. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
Zaha Eye Drop is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Zaha Eye Drop is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
It is not known whether Zaha Eye Drop alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Your doctor has prescribed Zaha to treat bacterial infections of the eye.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not instill a double dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Zaha Eye Drop is used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Zaha Eye Drop.