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ELDEFLOX contains Ofloxacin which belongs to a group of medicines called 4-quinolone antibacterial agents. It is used to treat eye infections caused such as bacterial conjunctivitis, bacterial corneal ulcers, bacterial keratitis, blepharitis and ear infections such as otitis externa and media acute otitis.
Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolones which is bactericidal, and its mode of action depends on blocking of bacterial DNA replication by binding itself to an enzyme called DNA gyrase.
Before using ELDEFLOX, inform your doctor if you have any allergic reactions, liver, kidney or heart problems. Inform your doctor, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine. The common side effects are upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, headache and dizziness. This medicine potentially increases sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. If you wear contact lens, remove them before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes afterwards. If irritations persist, discontinue the use and consult the doctor.
ELDEFLOX works against bacteria that cause infections and stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.
Always use ELDEFLOX as prescribed by the doctor. It is for external use only. Check the label for directions before use.
Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth on forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable and dark room.
Take routine meals and avoid spicy foods.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
Place a warm bottle or heated bag on abdomen and drink plenty of water.
Get up and move around to feel awake and take small naps.
ELDEFLOX should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the embryo or fetus. Consult your doctor for advice.
There are no available data that suggests ELDEFLOX may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Consult your doctor for advice.
ELDEFLOX may cause temporary blurred vision or other visual disturbances, avoid driving and handling of heavy machines.
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Ofloxacin.
ELDEFLOX should be used with caution in patients with prolonged QT interval, very slow heart rhythm, weak heart (heart failure) and history of heart attack (myocardial infarction). Consult your doctor for advice.
Use in pediatrics:
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Inform your physician if you are taking,
|Pharmacological Category||:||Quinolone antibiotics|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Treats Bacterial eye and ear infections|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Injection, Oral solution, Syrup, Cream, Ointment|
Can I stop using ELDEFLOX when my symptoms are subsided?
No, complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
How long does ELDEFLOX take to work?
Usually, it starts working soon after using and it may take some days to act against all the harmful bacteria.
Is ELDEFLOX effective?
It is effective if used in the dose and duration directed by your physician.
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2. CIPLA LTD. [Revised on Sep 24, 2019] [Accessed on Oct 05, 2021] https://www.ciplamed.com/print-product-pdf/41096
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