Garazon belongs to the category of those eye and ear drops, whose action is aimed specifically at suppressing the problem. Not every drug has a set of such universal properties that can satisfy the consumer not only in terms of price, but also in terms of quality.
Composition, form, packaging and manufacturer
Garazon is a sterile drop designed to treat ears and eyes. Pharmacological group of the drug - antibiotic-aminoglycoside, glucocorticosteroid. Drops are sold as an aqueous solution in a special 5 ml bottle, made in the form of a convenient dropper.
The bottle - dropper is closed with a polyethylene cap, has a control ring of the first opening. The solution itself is colorless or yellowish in color, does not contain any visible particles or precipitate.
Like most similar drugs, drops of Garazon are sold at any drugstore. Packaging is presented in the form of a small, white cardboard box with bright red inserts. In the box has the vial of the drug itself and mandatory instructions
Compact size allows you to take Garazon everywhere with you and use it for the intended purpose in any convenient place.
Official manufacturer of the Garazon is Belgium. Several branches are also located in the USA.
The excellent effect of the drug is due to its composition and active components:
- Betamethasone - a component that affects protein and carbohydrate metabolism, has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects.
- Gentamicin is a potent antibiotic that can affect a wide range of pathogenic bacteria, including various resistant microorganisms.
- sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate,
- sodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate,
- sodium borate,
- sodium citrate dihydrate,
- sodium chloride,
- edetate disodium,
- benzalkonium chloride,
- purified water.
Garazon is shown even in the most serious cases. Thanks to the action of his team, he copes with the following names of problems and diseases:
- Acute and chronic otitis media;
- Infection of the ear canal;
- Different types of dermatitis;
- Staphylococcal blepharoconjunctivitis;
- Meibomite( barley);
- Injuries of the anterior part of the eye;
- Eye burns;
- Injuries due to ingress of foreign objects;
- Postoperative care.
The drug is also aimed at suppressing the inflammatory process, which was caused by the progression of a bacterial infection of any nature.
Despite good and qualitative indicators of effectiveness, Garazon has a number of contraindications, which should be previously noted before starting treatment and use of the drug.
- Allergic reactions;
- Strong sensitivity to a specific component;
- Age under 8 years;
- Breastfeeding period;
- Pregnancy course;
- Wearing soft lenses( for the period of treatment it is recommended to refrain from wearing lenses of this type, since benzalkonium chloride is present in the composition);
- Diseases of the cornea of viral origin;
- Fungal infections of the eyes, ears;
- Herpes virus, which led to the development of keratitis;Thinning of the cornea and sclera.
Mechanism of Action
Garazon solution is effective not only in terms of staphylococcal infection, but in a number of other cases. Thus, the drug has a significant anti-inflammatory effect due to its composition, namely the group of minoglycosides gentamycin sulfate and glucocorticosteroid betamethasone disodium phosphate.
The product normalizes the optimal vascular permeability, which allows to reduce redness, swelling, inflammation in a certain area.
The preparation demonstrates no less good results with respect to microorganisms. In addition, inhibits the development of cytokines, mediators. Significantly reduces the release of arachidonic acid, favorably affects the formation of lipocortin.
Instruction for use
As with ear disease and eye disease, the use and dosage range of Garazon ranges from the type of disease and the degree of its manifestation.
So, in the case of ophthalmic practice, Garazon drops are buried between the posterior surface of the eyelids and between the anterior surface of the eyeball. Dosage varies from 1-2 drops to 2-3 times during the day. In the presence of an acute stage of the disease, the amount of instillation increases to 2 drops every 2-3 hours.
When treating the ears, droplets are administered somewhat according to another scheme. So, before using Garazon, the ear canal should be cleaned of sulfur and any secretions. Only after this, drops are instilled in the ear cavity 3-4 drops 2-4 times a day. After instillation, the patient should lie down for a while, so that the drug has time to reach the necessary place of injury.
Side effects of
In some cases, Garazon may exhibit some side effects. It happens infrequently, but sometimes there is a place to be.
So, the side effects after taking Garazon look like this:
- Development of allergic reactions;
- Affection of the optic nerve;
- Increased intraocular pressure;
- Decreased visual acuity;
- Cataract development;
- Slow healing of wounds;
- Development of infection;
- Perforation of sclera and cornea;
- Failure of accommodation, ptosis.
Regarding improper use of the drug and non-compliance with the dosage, it is no less difficult here. Thus, with prolonged or incorrect use of Garazon,
- suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system,
- hypercorticism, aminoglycoside - ototoxic effect is observed.
In this case, it may be necessary to completely discontinue the drug and prescribe restorative therapy.
Garazon is not prescribed during pregnancy, as the effect of the drug is usually more harmful than that of the future mother. The product can not be used topically. Also, it is contraindicated to administer the drug to the anterior chamber of the eye.
If there is no result and if the symptoms of the disease persist, additional counseling of the doctor and a change in the treatment regimen are necessary.
Garazone interaction with other drugs is not provided and is strongly discouraged. This medication contains all the necessary components for suppressing the infection, therefore additional use of other drugs is unacceptable in order to avoid complications.
As multiple reviews on online forums demonstrate, Garazon does have the expected positive effect, but only on the advice of a competent doctor.
In some cases, patients have to deal with the wrong prescriptions, as a result of which they not only do not receive the expected results, but also significantly spoil their own health.
In most cases, Garazon demonstrates a positive clinical effect, can significantly alleviate the existing painful and unpleasant symptoms, as well as suppress the infection that provoked the disease. Especially well shows itself the drug in the treatment of ear diseases. Already during the first days patients notice significant improvement and relief.
Prices for Garazon
Buy the drug Garazon in Russia can be priced at 260 rubles. However, the prices can fluctuate within 30-50 rubles depending on the region. The product can be classified as not expensive, as it has more expensive analogues.
Garazon has a sufficient number of analogs, which can also be easily purchased at pharmacies. All these preparations are also sold in the form of drops and are quite similar in pharmacological action, since they are suitable for treating both eyes and ears.
Thus, among the most popular analogs, it is worth highlighting:
In total, the above drugs have a similar mechanism of action. However, if you decide to replace Garazon with any of their drugs, it is better to get a preliminary consultation with the doctor.
Analogues of Garazon
Some products contain various active components, therefore they can not suppress some problems with similar effectiveness.
Conditions for dispensing from pharmacies
The drug Garazon can be purchased only on prescription at a pharmacy. Only after passing the necessary examinations and having received the prescription, you can buy the medicine. On the Internet, you can not buy Garazon, in other cases you have only an extremely unsafe fake.
Storage conditions and shelf life
Medication is suitable for 3 years. Storage is permissible in a dry, cool, dark place, where children can not reach it. Recommended temperature is up to 300C.