Vitabakt is used in ophthalmology to treat eye infections. The drug is a topical solution. The main component is picloxidine dihydrochloride "Vitabakt" has an antiseptic, antimicrobial effect.
Picloxidine dihydrochloride is a biguanide derivative. The agent causes the death of the following microorganisms:
- streptococcus (Streptococcus faecalis),
- staphylococcus Staphylococcus aureus;
- salmonella (Eberthella typhosa)
- Klebsiella (Klebsiella pneumoniae),
- shigella (Shigella dysenteriae)
- hay stick (Bacillus subtilis)
- proteus (Proteus vulgaris)
- some fungi, viruses.
Eye drops - a preparation for topical use. Picloxidine dihydrochloride has a low systemic absorption. The product is produced in dropper bottles with a volume of 10 ml. Country of origin - France.
"Vitabakt" is prescribed for treatment:
- · Bacterial infections;
It is also used to prepare for surgery, as well as in the period after surgery to prevent infection.
The drug is contraindicated during pregnancy, breastfeeding. Do not prescribe it if hypersensitivity is detected.
"Vitabakt" can cause a burning sensation, sometimes it provokes redness (hyperemia) of the mucous eyes.
The drug is used in adults and children, the solution can be instilled even in infants. Eye drops are produced in a sealed bottle with a dropper, so a dropper is not needed for instilling. To open the bottle, screw the cap all the way down, then the spike located on the inside will pierce the dropper.
According to the instructions "Vitabakt" should be dripped by 1 drop. in each eye, 2-6 rubles / day, 10 days. On the recommendation of a doctor, the course can be extended. If you need prevention of infection, drip 1 drop. 3-4 rubles / day During the period of preoperative preparation, 2 drops are dripped. in each eye.
Before instilling the solution, you need to tilt your head back and look up. The solution is dripped into the lower conjunctival sacs. Do not allow the dropper to touch the eyelids, eyes. Do not touch the dropper tip with your hands, this will prevent contamination of the solution.
"Vitabakt" is a drug with low systemic absorption, so the risk of overdose is excluded.
It is allowed to use "Vitabakt" with other agents, clinically significant interaction is insignificant. If there is a need to instill several medications, apply them at intervals of 15 minutes.
The cost of drops "Vitabakt" is from 300 rubles. Analogs (substitutes): Sulfacil sodium, Okomistin, Oftadek, Sofradex, Tobrex, Danzil, Signicef, Oftaviks, Okomistin, Levomycetin. Vitabakt can be bought at a pharmacy without a prescription. The medicine should be stored at a temperature of 15-25 oC Shelf life - up to 2.5 liters.