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GOLDEN EYE 0.15%W/W EYE OINTMENT

Active substance(s): DIBROMPROPAMIDINE ISETIONATE

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0.15% w/w eye ointment
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of the leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription. However, you still need to use Golden
Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after two days.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment
3. How to use Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment
6. Further information
1. WHAT GOLDEN EYE 0.15% W/W EYE OINTMENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Dibrompropamidine isetionate, the active ingredient, belongs to a group of medicines called
antiseptics. Antiseptics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye
Ointment is used to treat minor eye or eyelid infections, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis
(inflammation of the eyelids).
2. BEFORE YOU USE GOLDEN EYE 0.15% W/W EYE OINTMENT
Do not use Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:
• You are allergic to dibrompropamidine isetionate or anything else contained in the ointment
(see section 6 for a full list of ingredients).
• You are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
• You are breast-feeding.
• You wear contact lenses.
Do not use Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment and talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight
away if any of the following apply to you:
• Your eye is painful (rather than just feeling sore or gritty) or you have pain or swelling around
the eye or face.
• Your sight is affected by loss of vision, reduced or blurred vision or you see halos around lights.
• It is too painful to open your eyes properly.
• You have "dry eye syndrome"
• Your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your eye) looks different. It may be torn, not round,
very big or does not change size in the light.
• Your eye looks cloudy.
• You have injured your eye.
• You are already using other eye drops or eye ointment.
• You think there may be something in your eye or you have splashed something in your eye.
• You have had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months.
If you wear contact lenses and have been advised to use Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment by a
doctor, pharmacist or contact lens practitioner:
• Do not wear contact lenses while using the ointment.
• You can start wearing contact lenses again after you have finished using the ointment.
Taking other medicines: Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines,
including those bought without a prescription, especially other eye drops or eye ointment.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, trying to become
pregnant or breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using the ointment, stop using it and see
your doctor.
Driving and using machinery. Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment can sometimes cause blurred
vision for a short while after administration. You must not drive or operate machinery until you can
see clearly again.

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3. HOW TO USE GOLDEN EYE 0.15% W/W EYE OINTMENT
Always follow your pharmacist's instructions.
• Wash your hands before and after using the ointment.

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• Do not store above 25°C.
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opening.
5.
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on the tube and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to
the last day of the month
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FURTHER
INFORMATION

replace
the cap firmly on the tube after using.
• Return any unused eye ointment to your pharmacist.
What Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment contains:
The active ingredient is Dibrompropamidine isetionate 0.15%w/w.
6.
INFORMATION
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other ingredients
are liquid paraffin and dispersed polyethylene in mineral oil.
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0.15% w/w
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Marketing Authorisation Holder: Typharm Limited, 14D Wendover Road, Rackheath Industrial
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Golden Eye 0.15% w/w Eye Ointment is an opaque ointment available in a tube containing 5g.
Manufacturers: Patheon UK Limited, Kingfisher Drive, Covingham, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 5BZ, UK.
Marketing
Authorisation
Holder:
Healthcare
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Chestnut
Drive,Industrial
Authorisation
Holder:
Typharm
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Wendover
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Date of leaflet preparation: August 2011.
Manufacturer:
L Bragg UK
Limited,
33-34
Boss Hall
Road,
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Kingdom
Manufacturers:J Patheon
Limited,
Kingfisher
Drive,
Covingham,
Swindon,
Wiltshire
SN3 5BZ, UK.
J L Bragg Limited, 33-34 Boss Hall Road, Ipswich, IP1 5BN, United Kingdom
Date of revision: January 2014.
Date of leaflet preparation: August 2011.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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