What is Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium) used for?
Catalin® may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should I take Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium)?
Catalin® is only for ophthalmic use. Under no circumstances should it be ingested or applied to other locations on the body apart from the eyes.
Catalin® eye drops need to be administered strictly as directed by the physician in charge of treatment. To use them, place the tablet into the solvent (provided in the bottle) and allow it to fully dissolve. It may be necessary to shake it. Your physician will direct you with regard to proper use, as well as how often it needs to be applied.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Catalin®.
How do I store Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium)?
Catalin® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Catalin® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Catalin® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Catalin® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium)?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Catalin® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
What side effects can occur from Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium)?
Here are side effects may occur:
- Mildly painful eyes
- Slightly foggy vision
- Eye sensitivity to light
- Inflammation in the eyelids
- Feeling an object in the eye
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium)?
Catalin® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium)?
Catalin® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium)?
Catalin® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
What is the dose of Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium) for an adult?
Adults are sometimes told to administer 1 to 2 drops, 3 to 5 times every day.
What is the dose of Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Catalin® (Pirenoxine sodium) available?
Catalin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Catalin®: Pirenoxine 0.05 mg/1 ml x 15 ml
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
It is also important to carry a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking with you in case of emergencies.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Catalin®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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