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Azyter eye drops contain the active ingredient azithromycin, which is a type of medicine called a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye. More information

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Read the package leaflet for more information about risks and side effects, or ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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What is Azyter?

Azyter eye drops contain the active ingredient azithromycin, which is a type of medicine called a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye. Administering these drops directly into the eye allows the azithromycin to act locally on the bacteria that are causing the infection. Azyter eye drops are available online through a partner pharmacy.

What is Azyter used for?

Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as bacterial infections of the eye. Infections of the eye usually affect the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane lining that covers the inner eyelids and outer surface of the eye. Bacterial conjunctivitis has the following symptoms:

  • Eye discomfort, redness;
  • Puss in the eye, causing the eyelids to stick shut;
  • Tearing eye.

Azyter eye drops kill the bacteria that cause these symptoms, which rapidly reduces eye discomfort.

How to use Azyter

Wash your hands before administering the drops. Open the bottle, tilt your head backwards and gently pull the lower lid of your eye out to form a pocket. Release one drop in the affected eye. Close your eye for a minute, and press gently on the side of your nose where the corner of your eye meets your nose. This helps to stop the drop from draining away and keeps it in your eye.

To keep the drops sterile and free from contamination, do not touch the tip of the dropper to anything, including the surface of your eye. You should not wear contact lenses while you are using Azyter eye drops. Eye infections can be made worse by wearing contact lenses.


Azyter eye drops can be ordered online from our partner pharmacies. The usual dose in adults and children is:

  • one drop in the infected eye, twice daily for three days.

Always complete the prescribed course of treatment. Consult a doctor if your symptoms have not improved after three days.

Side effects

Treatment with Azyter may cause side effects. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine:

  • Eye irritation (burning or tingling sensation, itching) after using the drops. These side effects generally disappear when the patient becomes accustomed to the drops;
  • Feeling of sticky eyes, or sensation of something in the eye after putting in the drops;
  • Watery eyes or dry eyes.

Consult a doctor if the side effects are bothersome or if you experience side effects that are not listed on the leaflet.

When not to use Azyter

Azyter is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:

  • You are allergic to azithromycin, other macrolide antibiotics or medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs);
  • You are allergic to any other ingredient in this medicine.

If you are using more than one type of eye drop you should administer them at least 15 minutes apart, to prevent the second drop washing away the first. You should apply Azyter eye drops last. For more information, see the package leaflet.

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

Azyter is safe for use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Azyter eye drops may cause your vision to blur temporarily after you have applied them into your eye. Stay out of traffic if you experience this side effect.

This medicine does not interact with alcohol.

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