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MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS contains Moxifloxacin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis and other eye infections. Bacterial conjunctivitis is the infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball. Symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis include pain, discomfort, redness, itching, irritation, and watering of the eyes.
Patients should be advised not to wear contact lenses if they have signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS should be used with caution in pregnant women or if you think you may be pregnant and in breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor before using.
MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS is not recommended for use in the newborn and it should be used with caution in children and adolescents. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age and body weight. MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS should be used with caution in elderly patients of above 65 years of age. The common side effects are eye pain or irritation. Consult your doctor if the above symptoms does not improve.
MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS works by inhibiting the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV which are required for DNA replication and transcription resulting in cell death. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing and destroys them.
Use MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS exactly as directed by your physician. Instill the medicine as advised by the physician. It is for ophthalmic use only. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your age, body weight and severity of the infection.
Stop using MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Stick to simple meals. Try to Avoid oil rich or spicy foods, sugary snacks, and drinks. Try to drink liquid slowly along with your meals, or in between meals. Consult your doctor if your symptom is not improving.
Close your eyes and relax for some time. Place an ice pack over the eyes for few minutes. Avoid watching mobile phone, system, laptop, or any other light sources which might irritate your eyes. If the symptom persists or worsens, contact your doctor.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Try to take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee. Massage on scalp or head with mild pressure. Consult your doctor for advice.
MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus. Consult your doctor before using.
There are no adequate and well controlled studies on the use of MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using.
Do not drive or handle any machines while using this MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS, since it may cause blurred vision.
Do not use MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS you are allergic to Moxifloxacin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS is not recommended for use in infants below 1 year of age since safety and effectiveness have not been established in this age group. Consult your doctor for advice.
MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS should be used with caution in elderly patients of above 65 years of age. Consult your doctor for advice.
Before using MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS, inform your doctor if you:
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Inform your doctor if you are taking, using or have recently taken any other medicines, including prescription, non-prescription and herbal supplements.
If you or anyone else accidentally use too much of MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Wash your eyes and rinse it all out with warm water.
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Tablet, Injection, Infusion, Eye Drops, Ophthalmic Solution, Eye Gel, Gel, Eye Ointment, Ointment
Q: What is MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS and why it is given?
A: MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS contains moxifloxacin which is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis and other eye infections.
Q: How does MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS works?
A: MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS works by inhibiting the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV which are required for DNA replication and transcription resulting in cell death. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing and destroys them.
Q: How to use MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS?
A: Always use this MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS directed by your physician. It is for ophthalmic use only. Wash your hands thoroughly. Gently pull your lower eyelid gently and instil one or two drops of this medicine inside the lower eyelid. Close your eyelid and gently press on the inner corner of your eyelid for 2-3 minutes to prevent the drainage of the solution into your nose and throat. If required, repeat the same for the other eye.
Q: Does MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS cause eye irritation?
A: Yes, it may cause itching and burning sensation in the eyes in some patients. Close your eyes and relax for some time. Place an ice pack over the eyes for a few minutes. Avoid watching mobile phones, systems, laptops, or any other light sources which might irritate your eyes. If the symptom persists or worsens, contact your doctor.
Q: Can MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS be used in children?
A: MOXIFLAG EYE DROPS is not recommended for use in infants below 1 year of age. Consult your doctor for advice before using the medicine.
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