Sodium Chloride (Muro 128)
How does Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment Work?
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Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment is a medication that is used to treat a condition called corneal edema, which is when there is swelling in the cornea of the eye. The ointment works by drawing excess fluid out of the cornea, which reduces the swelling and improves vision.
The active ingredient in Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment is sodium chloride, which is a type of salt. When the ointment is applied to the eye, it creates a hypertonic environment around the cornea. This means that the concentration of salt in the ointment is higher than the concentration of salt in the fluid inside the cornea.
As a result, water is drawn out of the cornea and into the ointment, which reduces the swelling in the cornea. This process is known as osmosis, which is the movement of water from an area of lower salt concentration to an area of higher salt concentration.
Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment is typically applied to the affected eye one to two times per day, as directed by a healthcare provider. The ointment should be applied to the lower eyelid, and the patient should avoid touching the tip of the applicator to the eye or any other surface to prevent contamination.
It is important to note that Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment should only be used as directed by a healthcare provider. Overuse of the medication or use of the medication for conditions other than corneal edema can lead to negative side effects, including eye irritation or dryness. If you experience any side effects or have any concerns about the use of this medication, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider.