MEFLOTAS Eye Drops 5ml

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Drug Information for MEFLOTAS Eye Drops 5ml

What is MEFLOTAS Eye Drops used for?

MEFLOTAS Eye Drops tablet/injection is used for the treatment of different bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lung and stomach.

MEFLOTAS Eye Drops eye drops are used for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

MEFLOTAS Eye Drops ear drops are used to treat bacterial infections of the ear.

MEFLOTAS Eye Drops may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does MEFLOTAS Eye Drops work?

MEFLOTAS Eye Drops 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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use MEFLOTAS Eye Drops 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.
  • MEFLOTAS Eye Drops injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
  • Instill one or two drops of MEFLOTAS Eye Drops 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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops, 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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops?

Drugs that interact with MEFLOTAS Eye Drops tablet/injection include the following:

  • Amiodarone
  • Apomorphine
  • Aspirin
  • Bupropion
  • Clarithromycin
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Omeprazole
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tramadol

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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops?

The following are the most common side effects of MEFLOTAS Eye Drops tablet/injection:

  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired vision
  • Nervousness

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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops 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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to MEFLOTAS Eye Drops 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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops if you have any kidney or liver impairment.

What should you tell your doctor before using MEFLOTAS Eye Drops?

  • 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 MEFLOTAS Eye Drops

  1. What are the contraindications of MEFLOTAS Eye Drops tablet?
  2. Contraindications of MEFLOTAS Eye Drops tablet include very rapid heartbeat, hepatitis caused by drugs, abnormal heart rhythm, myasthenia gravis, lung transplant, heart transplant and kidney transplant.

  3. What are the overdose symptoms of MEFLOTAS Eye Drops injection?
  4. Overdose symptoms of MEFLOTAS Eye Drops include tremors, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and seizures.

  5. Is it safe to use MEFLOTAS Eye Drops if I have a history of hypokalaemia?
  6. It is not recommended to use MEFLOTAS Eye Drops if you have a history of hypokalaemia (decreased potassium levels). Please consult your doctor.

  7. Is it safe to use MEFLOTAS Eye Drops in patients with myasthenia gravis?
  8. MEFLOTAS Eye Drops is not recommended in patients with myasthenia gravis, as it can cause severe breathing problem. Please consult your doctor.


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