What is Catalin (Pirenoxine) used for?
Catalin (Pirenoxine) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed to treat or prevent the formation of cataracts. The solution operates by interacting with selenite and calcium ions in the eye to prevent cloudiness. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Catalin (Pirenoxine)?
Catalin (Pirenoxine) should be used strictly according to the instructions provided by your doctor to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One or two daily administrations are normally prescribed, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by tilting your head backward, gently pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, holding the bottle directly over it, and dispensing one drop. Gently close the eye to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to contact any foreign surfaces, including the eye, as this may cause contamination. Always observe the medication before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may also indicate contamination. Wash your hands thoroughly after each administration to prevent the solution from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Catalin (Pirenoxine)?
Catalin (Pirenoxine) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious or worrying symptoms occur such as severe pain, intense burning sensations, severely blurred vision, crusting, discharge from the eye, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or immediate medical assistance in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Remove your contact lenses before using Catalin (Pirenoxine). Do not use this medication if you are allergic to pirenoxine, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or who have any conditions affecting the lens of the eye. It is also suggested to consult your doctor before using the medication to ensure you do not have any underlying health problems that may cause complications during treatment.
Strictly use Catalin (Pirenoxine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Catalin (Pirenoxine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.