- Eye drops
- For eye infections caused by bacteria
- Finish the entire course
Azyter contains azithromycin, which is an antibiotic. The eye drops are used to treat bacterial infections of the eye. This medicine kills certain bacteria that cause eye infection. Azyter comes in single-dose containers.
Azyter eye drops are used to treat:
- Purulent bacterial conjunctivitis.
- Trachoma conjunctivitis (a particular infection of the eye caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis, which is usually found in developing countries).
The eye drops are suitable for use in adults and in children from birth.
How to use Azyter
The guidelines for use are as follows:
- Wash your hands well before and after using your drops.
- Look up and pull down the lower eyelid. Apply one drop into each affected eye.
- Take care not to touch the eye and eyelids with the dropper tip of the container.
- Throw away the single-dose container after use. Do not keep it to use again.
- Do not wear contact lenses when you have an eye infection.
See the package leaflet for more information on the use of Azyter.
The general dosage guidelines are:
- Adults and children: one drop twice a day in the eye or eyes to be treated (one drop in the morning and one drop in the evening). The course of treatment is three days. Azyter eye drops have a prolonged action and will continue to work after the three-day course.
You may have blurred vision for a short time after using your drops. Wait until your vision is normal before driving or using any machines.
This medicine does not interact with alcohol.
Forget to use/stop using Azyter
If you forget to use Azyter, do not use a double dose to make up for the forgotten one.
Do not stop using Azyter without consulting a doctor first.
When not to use Azyter
Do not use Azyter eye drops if you are allergic to azithromycin, to any other antibiotic from the
macrolide class or to medium-chain triglycerides.
When should this medicine be used with caution?
Talk to you doctor before using Azyter if:
- You have an allergic reaction. Stop the treatment and tell your doctor.
- Your eye infection does not get better after three days of using the drops, or if you notice anything unusual.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use Azyter you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting a doctor first.
Other medicines and Azyter
If you are using any other eye medicine, you should use the other eye medicine first, wait for 15 minutes, and then use Azyter last.
Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Medicines can cause side effects, although some people may not experience any. Side effects that are known to be associated with Azyter include:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
- Itching, burning or stinging when you use the drops. This will soon pass.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- Blurred vision.
- Sticky eye.
- A feeling there is something in your eye.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
- Serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face or throat (angioedema).
- Allergic reaction (hypersensitivity).
- Inflammation of the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis), possibly due to infection or allergy.
- Allergic inflammation of the conjunctiva (allergic conjunctivitis).
- Inflammation of the cornea (keratitis).
- Itchy skin on the eyelids (eczema eyelids).
- Dry, red, swelling of the eyelids (eyelid oedema).
- Eye allergy.
- Eye watering.
- Redness of the eyelids (erythema of eyelids).
- Redness of the conjunctiva (conjunctival hyperaemia).
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
What Ayzter contains
The active substance is azithromycin dihydrate. Each gram of solution contains 15 mg of azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 14.3 mg of azithromycin. Each single-dose container of 250 mg solution contains 3.75 mg of azithromycin dihydrate.
The other ingredient is medium-chain triglycerides.
The manufacturers of Azyter are:
12, rue Louis Blériot
63017 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 2
ZI de la Guérie
Read the package leaflet before use. The official package leaflet of Azyter is available for download here.