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11.3.1 Antibacterials

See chapter 5 - Eye Infections Guidelines

If there is no response to treatment it is advisable that a swab is taken before changing the antibiotic, ideally after stopping all treatment antibiotics for 24 hours.

Excipients depend on manufacturer

Treatment limited to 5-7 days due to possible link to bone marrow suppression; avoid in patients with personal or family history of blood dyscrasia

Available OTC for age 2 years and over

Pack
10 ml
Pack
4 gram

Contain benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate

Pack
5 gram

Contain benzalkonium chloride

Pack
5 ml

Reserved for corneal ulcers

 

Contain benzalkonium chloride

Pack
5 ml
Pack
4 gram

Reserved for initial management of microbial keratitis

 

Require storage in a freezer

Pack
1 ml
10 ml
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