What is Catalin (Pirenoxine) used for?
Catalin (Pirenoxine) is an ophthalmic medication used to treat and prevent the formation of cataracts. It operates by interacting with selenite and calcium ions which are associated with the formation of lens cataracts. This can prevent cloudiness and loss of vision. Your doctor may also suggest its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Catalin (Pirenoxine)?
Catalin (Pirenoxine) should be used strictly according to the instructions provided by your physician to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One drop is normally administered once or twice each day depending on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the drops tilt your head back slightly, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop. Slowly close the eye to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the eye itself, as this may cause contamination. It is important to observe the medication before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the solution from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Catalin (Pirenoxine)?
Some patients using Catalin (Pirenoxine) may experience side effects such as:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as severe eye pain, headaches, blurry vision, crusting of the eye, discharge, severe burning sensations, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced administration frequency or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening circumstances to prevent further complications from occurring.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Catalin (Pirenoxine). Do not begin using this medication if you are allergic to pirenoxine, if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or if you have any disorders affecting the lens of the eye. You are also suggested to consult your doctor before beginning use to make sure you do not have any underlying health problems that may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Catalin (Pirenoxine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.