My mother is suffering from AMD. The doctor has recommended Ocugold tablet one per day. But, due to a shortage of this medicine, I am not able to get it. Can I give her Oxidon plus instead of Ocugold? Please help.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
Both Oxidon (Beta-carotene and Vitamin E) and Ocugold (Beta-carotene, Lutein, with Mixed carotene) are based on the AREDS (age-related eye disease study) formulation. Both are used in the treatment of AMD (age-related macular degeneration) of moderate severity. But in case if your mother is a smoker, she should be cautious when using Ocugold or Oxidon, as both Oxidon and Ocugold are based on the AREDS 1 formulation and not on AREDS 2.
AREDS 2 has xanthins, whereas Oxidon and Ocugold (AREDS 1) have beta-carotene. Beta-carotene has been shown to cause harmful side effects in smokers, apart from this, both have the same actions. So in my opinion, if your mother is a smoker, it is advisable to use a drug having an AREDS 2 formulation. In case if she does not have the habit of smoking, you can use either of the two, Ocugold or Oxidon.
For more information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
.. important of our bodily senses for daily activities and for work. Just imagine a situation wherein we would have to dress ourselves up for work, eat, drive and work without using our vision. This should give you a good perspective. Akin to all our... Read fullI have red areas on my face. Is this rosacea?
I have also noticed that my skin has become a little leathery ... However, if it is rosacea, I would like to mention few skin care tips here: Avoid having very hot beverages like coffee, tea, ... Read fullWhat could the speckled cloudy areas on each side of my skull X-ray be?
.. seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The speckled cloudy areas on each side are your mastoid air cells that are filled with air and hence give such an appearance which is normal. However, I observe haziness inv... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Eye Care Ophthalmologist Now