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INTRODUCTION

CIPROTAS FC contains Ciprofloxacin which belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolones. It is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that lines your eyelid and eyeball.

Ciprofloxacin is a second generation fluoroquinolones that produces its action through inhibition of bacterial DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV.

Always use this CIPROTAS FC exactly as directed by your doctor. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you have or had any eye allergies. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers consult your doctor before using the medicine. The common side effects are local burning or discomfort, eye redness. If you wear contact lenses remove them before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes afterwards. If you are using more than one type of eye medicine, it must be used at least 5 minutes apart. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of two years have not been established.

USES OF CIPROTAS FC

  • Treats Bacterial Conjunctivitis

HOW CIPROTAS FC WORKS

CIPROTAS FC works against bacteria that cause infections and acts on specific strains of bacteria.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always use CIPROTAS FC exactly as your doctor has told you. It is for topical ophthalmic use only. Check the label before use.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CIPROTAS FC

COMMON

  • local burning or discomfort
  • eye redness

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

There are limited studies available and CIPROTAS FC should be used with caution during pregnancy only if clearly needed and if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

BREASTFEEDING

It is not known whether CIPROTAS FC is secreted in milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised in breastfeeding mothers. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any machines if you experience any temporary blurred vision or other visual disturbances.

ALLERGY

Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Ciprofloxacin.

INTERACTIONS

Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • theophylline (treats breathing problems)
  • warfarin (used to thin the blood)
  • cyclosporine (used in organ transplantation)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Ciprofloxacin
Pharmacological Category :   Fluoroquinolone
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial eye infections
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection, Eye/Ear drops, Eye ointment, Cream

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT CIPROTAS FC

What are the side effects of CIPROTAS FC?

It may cause some side effects like eye redness or discomfort. If any of these side effects persists for a long time, consult your doctor for advice.

Can I wear contact lenses while using this CIPROTAS FC?

No, do not wear contact lenses prior to administration.

Is CIPROTAS FC effective?

This medicine is effective if used in the dose and duration directed by your doctor.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD.  Antimicrobial drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013.Page - 710.

2. Petri WA Jr. Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole, Quinolones, and Agents for Urinary Tract Infections. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th edition. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page: 1473-1474.

3. Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland. [Revised on Feb, 2013] [Accessed on Sep 15, 2021] https://www.novartis.com.sg/system/files/product-info/CILOXAN%20STERILE%20OPHTHALMIC%20OINTMENT%203mg.pdf

4. Alcon laboratories, Inc. Novartis. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [Revised on 2016] [Accessed on Sep 15, 2021] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/020369s022lbl.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    CIPROFLOXACIN 5MG
    Hsn Code
    30042099
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