What is Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment?
Who is it for?
What are the benefits?
How does Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment work?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
If discharge is present, the area should be cleansed with a sterile eyewash solution prior to applying the ointment or solution. When applying ointments, place one hand under and around your pet's chin and lift upward, so your pet's eyes are looking toward the ceiling. Pull down gently on the lower lid with a finger or thumb, depending upon which eye you are treating.
Rest your other hand on top of your pet's head. Be sure the tip of the tube is pointed away from your pet's eye so if your pet jerks, the tube tip will not injure the eye.
Hold the tube of ointment about one inch from the eye and apply a short ribbon of ointment along the inner edge of the lower lid, starting at the inside corner of the eye. Rotate the tube when you reach the outer portion of the eye to help detach the ointment from the tube. Have your pet blink, and gently hold the eyelid shut.
Gently massage the closed eyelid to disperse the ointment. Ointments will blur your animal's vision for a few minutes after administration. Prevent your pet from bumping into things and becoming injured.
Never touch the tip of the tube to the pet's eye, lids, or eyelashes. Do not touch the inside of the cap with your fingers, as this will also contaminate the medication.Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication. If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow five minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of medications.
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