Thousands of different diseases have originated to this day, out of which some prove fatal, and some don’t prove to be harmful at all. Among these diseases, many eye diseases and infections are affecting a significant population, and most of them prove fatal. Some of them are age-related, like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract, while others like ocular inflammation, conjunctivitis, and retinal disorders. Scientists have achieved massive success in making drugs regarding eye disorders. Two of the recently introduced drugs for eye treatment are Tobradex ST and Zerviate.
Eyevance pharmaceuticals develop Tobradex ST, and it is used to treat ocular inflammation, which has a risk of bacterial infection. It is also used to treat a corneal injury, which occurs from chemical and thermal burns. Irritation and itching, conjunctivitis, and acute red eye are commonly seen as inflammatory ocular conditions. Tobradex is successful because the use of suspension technology of Xangen has increased thickness, and the addition of xanthan gum, which is a compound with many industrial usages and also used as a food additive, elevated the combination of prime chemicals. It has also created a unique formation with tears that increases the viscosity of each drop, and it also provides longer retention on the eye. These additions in Tobradex ST lead to rapid relief, and it was reported by patients that after one week of Tobradex ST, there was numerous reductions in symptoms. The medicine was successful in curing ocular inflammation. Tobradex ST has been successful in curing ocular inflammation. Still, the warnings should be taken under consideration; it would cause damage to cornea leading to glaucoma and damage to the optic nerve. However, Tobradex ST side effects are very uncommon, and it’s mostly applicable for every patient. Some FAQs regarding Tobradex ST include its usage and storage and the suitable age to use it.
- What is Tobradex ST used for?
- It is a combination of antibiotics and steroids, and it is used to treat eye infections.
- How many times can we use Tobradex ST?
- It is usually used and prescribed to use four times daily for four days. One drop is administered in the infected eye every 4 to 6 hours.
- Who can use Tobradex ST?
- This medicine can only be prescribed by doctors and patients aging less than two are not liable to use.
- What happens if a patient misses a dose?
- It is instructed that the patient should administer the dose as soon as they remember. Also, double dosage for this medicine is not recommended, and if the time for the second dosage is approaching, the second dose should be taken.
- What happens if a patient overdose?
- The overdose is very uncommon to occur, but if it does, then emergency doctors should be contacted.
- How to store Tobradex ST?
- It is recommended to store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature of around 8 to 27 degrees. It should be away from heat and freezing.
Another drug, Zerviate, is developed by Eyevance pharmaceuticals, and it used for treating itchy eyes associated with allergic conjunctivitis. It is used to cure eye allergies, and it is suitable for people aged two or older. Zerviate works fast, and it relieves one from itchy eyes in minutes. Moreover, it controls itchy eyes all day, and it contains the same ingredient found in lubricating eye drops that are comfortable. In clinical studies, it was reported that a small percentage of patients experienced a side effect, and 97% of them were mild, which shows that Zerviate is safe to use. However, there are some warnings too; contact lenses should not be used when eyes are red, and Zerviate should not be instilled with contact lenses on, and they should be removed before the instillation of the drug. Some common FAQs relating to Zerviate include the cost of Zerviate, its comfortability, usage in children, and its side effect.
- What is the cost of Zerviate?
- It can be as little as $45, depending on the type of insurance.
- Can Zerviate be administered in children?
- As per the clinical studies, it is reported that it’s safe to use in children as no pain was seen when it was used on children aging from 2 to over 17.
- What is the distinction between Zerviate and Zyrtec?
- They are similar medications since they contain the same active chemical. The only difference is that Zyrtec is not a drop, and it is swallowed, and it works on allergies over the body, whereas Zerviate is specially designed for treating eye allergies.
- Is it safe to use Zerviate, and how should it be stored?
- According to studies, it was reported that Zerviate was comfortable to use upon administering to patients. Secondly, it is recommended that it is kept out of the reach of children, and it should be stored between 15 to 25 degrees.
- What can happen if I miss a dose?
- Administer it as soon as you remember, and the double dose is not recommended if it’s the time for the second dose.
- Side effects of Zerviate?
- Side effects are very uncommon, and it occurs to a small percentage of patients. Side effects requiring medical attention include skin rash, itching, and swelling, whereas eye pain and vision changes are temporary and do not require medical attention.