What is APDROPS Eye Ointment used for?
APDROPS Eye Ointment tablet/injection is used for the treatment of different bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lung and stomach.
APDROPS Eye Ointment eye drops are used for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.
APDROPS Eye Ointment ear drops are used to treat bacterial infections of the ear.
APDROPS Eye Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does APDROPS Eye Ointment work?
APDROPS Eye Ointment belongs to the class of drugs called as the fluoroquinolone antibiotics. This drug works by killing the bacteria and by inhibiting the bacterial cell division.
How to use APDROPS Eye Ointment?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use APDROPS Eye Ointment as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
- APDROPS Eye Ointment injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
- Instill one or two drops of APDROPS Eye Ointment eye drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye and close your eyes for at least 10 minutes. Do not allow the container tip to touch the eye or surrounding tissue.
- Instill the correct number of drops into the ear and remain lying down for 10 to 15 minutes.
If you miss a dose of APDROPS Eye Ointment, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with APDROPS Eye Ointment?
Drugs that interact with APDROPS Eye Ointment tablet/injection include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of APDROPS Eye Ointment?
The following are the most common side effects of APDROPS Eye Ointment tablet/injection:
- Impaired vision
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Hearing loss
- Stomach cramps
- Bleeding gums
- Black-coloured stools
- Bone pain
- Dark-coloured urine
- Loss of appetite
The following are the most common side effects of APDROPS Eye Ointment eye drops:
- Blurred vision
- Watery eyes
- Eye dryness
- Foreign body sensation in eyes
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using APDROPS Eye Ointment?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to APDROPS Eye Ointment or similar drugs.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Be cautious while using APDROPS Eye Ointment if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
What should you tell your doctor before using APDROPS Eye Ointment?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of sepsis, kidney and heart diseases.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently Asked questions about APDROPS Eye Ointment
- What are the contraindications of APDROPS Eye Ointment tablet?
- What are the overdose symptoms of APDROPS Eye Ointment injection?
- Is it safe to use APDROPS Eye Ointment if I have a history of hypokalaemia?
- Is it safe to use APDROPS Eye Ointment in patients with myasthenia gravis?
Contraindications of APDROPS Eye Ointment tablet include very rapid heartbeat, hepatitis caused by drugs, abnormal heart rhythm, myasthenia gravis, lung transplant, heart transplant and kidney transplant.
Overdose symptoms of APDROPS Eye Ointment include tremors, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and seizures.
It is not recommended to use APDROPS Eye Ointment if you have a history of hypokalaemia (decreased potassium levels). Please consult your doctor.
APDROPS Eye Ointment is not recommended in patients with myasthenia gravis, as it can cause severe breathing problem. Please consult your doctor.
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