Brolene 0.15% W/W Eye Ointment
Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant.
If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking or using any medicine.
You may have blurred eyesight straight after using this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines until you can see clearly.
This may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Always use Brolene Eye Ointment exactly as your doctor
or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
• Wash your hands
• Remove the cap from the tube
• Tilt your head back
• Squeeze 1cm of the ointment inside the lower lid without touching your eye with the tube
• Close your eye
• Wipe away any excess ointment with a clean tissue
• Always put the cap back on the tube as soon as you have used it
• Apply the ointment in the affected eye once or twice each day
• Use for at least 2 days
• If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 2 days, talkto your doctor or pharmacist
If you forget a dose, use your ointment as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Brolene Eye Ointment can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
• You get any kind of skin problem, such as a rash or itching around your eyes or they become more red Immediately after administration, you may experience blurred vision.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow card Scheme at: www.mhra.aov.uk/vellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Brolene Eye Ointment after the expiry date which is stated on the tube and carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C.
Brolene Eye Ointment is sterile when you buy it, so you must not keep it for more than four weeks after opening the container.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Brolene Eye Ointment carefully to get the best results from it.
• Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your pharmacist or doctor has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet (see section 4).
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 days.
1. What Brolene Eye Ointment is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Brolene Eye Ointment
3. How to use Brolene Eye Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Brolene Eye Ointment
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
• The ointment contains 0.15% w/w of the active substance, dibrompropamidine isetionate
• The other ingredients are soft white paraffin, liquid paraffin, wool fat, phenylethanol and purified water
Brolene Eye Ointment is pale yellow, smooth and almost translucent. It is supplied in 5g aluminium collapsible tubes fitted with a screw capped nozzle and a polythene cap.
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This leaflet does not contain all the information about your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Brolene Eye Ointment contains a medicine called dibrompropamidine isetionate. This belongs to a group of medicines called disinfectants and antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria, allowing your body to fight off the infection.
It is used for minor infections of the eye or eyelid. Signs include sore, red or inflamed eyes, stickiness or a crust on the eyelids.
X You are allergic to dibrompropamidine
isetionate or any of the other ingredients of Brolene Eye Ointment (listed in section 6).
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat, tongue and worsening of redness, itching or swelling of the eye or eyelid.
Do not use this medicine if this applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Brolene Eye Ointment.
Warnings and precautions Take special care with Brolene Eye Ointment Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if:
▲ You wear contact lenses. You should not wear contact lenses while using the ointment.
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Brolene Eye Ointment.