Bestoflox 0.30% Eye Drops 5ml


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Ofloxacin 0.30%
By Bestochem Formulations Ind Ltd
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Drug Information for Bestoflox 0.30% Eye Drops 5ml

What is BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops used for?

BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops tablet/syrup is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of skin, lungs prostate, urinary tract. It is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and gonorrhoea.

BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops eye drops/eye ointment are used for the treatment of bacterial infections of eyes and ulcers in the cornea of the eye.

BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops injection is used for the treatment of cystitis, urethritis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gonococcal infections and certain types of diarrhoea.

BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops work?

BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops belongs to the class of drugs called broad-spectrum antibiotics. This drug acts by blocking certain bacterial enzymes and inhibiting their function. Thus, it helps in inhibiting the bacterial cell division and propagation. 

How to use BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops tablets with or without food.
  • Shake the syrup well before taking each dose to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug.
  • Instil BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops eye drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye. Do not allow the container tip to touch the eye or its surrounding tissue.
  • Pull the lower eyelid gently and squeeze a thin strip of BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops eye ointment in the eye. Keep the eyes closed for 1 to 2 minutes after application.
  • BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops, 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.

The overdose symptoms of ofloxacin include the following:

  • Severe Dizziness

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience the above symptom.

What are the drugs that interact with BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?

Drugs that interact with BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops include the following:                                                         

  • Amiodarone
  • Anisindione
  • Bupropion
  • Cisapride
  • Clozapine
  • Dolasetron
  • Efavirenz
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Metrizamide
  • Mifepristone
  • Quinidine
  • Saquinavir
  • Warfarin
  • Ziprasidone

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 BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?

The following are the most common side effects of BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops oral :

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dark coloured urine
  • Persistent fever
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Unsteadiness
  • Hearing impairment

The following are the most common side effects of BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops eye drops/eye ointment:

  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Eye discomfort
  • Itching
  • Eye dryness
  • Redness of eye
  • Increased tears
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling of eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Rash

The following are the most common side effects of BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops injection:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Black/tarry stools
  • Diarrhoea
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Joint pain
  • Bloating
  • Decreased appetite
  • Taste impairment

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 BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid using BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops if you are having any history of tendonitis or joint pains.

You are advised not to use BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops if:

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of myasthenia gravis, heart rhythm disorders, nerve problems, tendon abnormalities, low potassium or magnesium levels.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops

  1. How should BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops tablet be stored?
  2. BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops tablets should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC) away from light, heat, and moisture.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while using BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?
  4. Yes, it is advised to take plenty of water or fluids while on BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops medication.

  5. What are the contraindications of BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?
  6. BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops is contraindicated in patients with Myasthenia Gravis, tendonitis and severe joint pains.

  7. Can I use BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops eye drops to treat viral conjunctivitis?
  8. No, BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops is only used to treat bacterial infections. Therefore, please consult your doctor for an appropriate medication in case of viral conjunctivitis.

  9. Should I be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops?
  10. Yes, it is advised to monitor for blood sugar levels and complete blood picture regularly while using BESTOFLOX 0.30% Eye Drops.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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