Occumox 0.5% Eye Ointment 5gm

Eye Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT contains Moxifloxacin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

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 watery eyes.

Patients should be advised not to wear contact lenses if they have signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis.

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT 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.

The safety and effectiveness of OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT in infants below 1 year of age have not been established. Consult your doctor for advice before using this medicine.

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT 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 symptom does not improve.

USES OF OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT

  • Used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis

HOW OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT WORKS

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT 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.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT as advised by your physician. It is for topical ophthalmic use only. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your age, body weight and severity of the infection.

Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Do not touch the applicator tip to any surface to avoid contaminating the contents.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT

COMMON

  • decreased visual acuity
  • dry eyes
  • keratitis (inflammation of cornea)
  • redness, eye pain and itching
  • bright red patch
  • tearing
  • fever
  • increased cough
  • ear infection
  • throat pain, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing
  • rash
  • rhinitis (runny nose)

UNCOMMON

  • headache
  • signs of blepharitis like red, itchy eyelids
  • eye swelling
  • altered taste sensation

RARE

  • anemia
  • numbness
  • signs of erythema of eyelid endophthalmitis such as sever eye pain, extreme sensitivity to light
  • signs of corneal problems (Ex. ulcerative keratitis, corneal erosion, corneal abrasion, corneal opacity, corneal infiltrates) include red, teary eyes with pain and pus discharge
  • signs of increased intraocular pressure like severe headache and vomiting
  • nasal discomfort, throat pain, sensation of foreign body in throat
  • vomiting

Stop applying and contact your doctor immediately if you experience following side effects:

  • signs of a rash or allergic reactions

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Vomiting:

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.

Headache:

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.

Blurred vision:

This happens immediately after putting the medicine and is usually temporary. Wait until your vision becomes clear before you start doing normal works.

Eye itching or burning:

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.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women, OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor before applying the medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any machines while using OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT, since it may cause temporary blurred vision and other visual disturbances.

ALLERGY

Do not use OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT if you are allergic to Moxifloxacin or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before using OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you:

  • wear contact lens
  • have pain or swelling of the tendons (tendinitis)

Use in pediatrics:

Safety and effectiveness of OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT in infants below 1 year of age have not been established. Consult your doctor for advice before using the medicine.

Use in geriatrics:

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution in elderly patients above 65 years of age. Consult your doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Inform your doctor if you are taking, applying or have recently taken any other medicines, including prescription, non-prescription and herbal supplements.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally applies too much of OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Wash your eyes and rinse it all out with warm water.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Moxifloxacin     

Pharmacological Category :  

Fluoroquinolones

Therapeutic Indication :  

Bacterial conjunctivitis

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Injection, Infusion, Eye Drops, Ophthalmic solution, Eye Gel, Gel, Eye Ointment, Ointment

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT

What is OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT and why it is given?

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT contains moxifloxacin which is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis.

How does OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT works?

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT 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.

Does OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT cause eye irritation?

Yes, it may cause itching and burning sensation of eyes in some patients. 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.

Can I stop applying OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT without consulting a doctor?

No. Do not abruptly stop applying OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.

Can OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT be used in children?

OCCUMOX 0.5% EYE OINTMENT is not recommended for use in infants below 1 year of age. Consult your doctor for advice before applying the medicine.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Sulfonamides, Cotrimoxazole and Quinolones. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Eighth edition. 2013. Page – 764.

2. Darlene Miller. Review of moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution in the treatment of bacterial eye infections. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central. March 2008. [Accessed 30th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2698721/

3. Panel Barry A.SchlechPhD, EduardoAlfonsoMD. Overview of the Potency of Moxifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% (VIGAMOX®). ScienceDirect. November 2005. [Accessed 30th June 2022] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0039625705000524

4. Cipla Ltd.  Sep 19, 2014. [Revised in October 2019]. [Accessed 30th June 2022] https://ciplamed.com/content/moxicip-eye-ointment

5. Centaur pharma. [Accessed 30th June 2022] https://www.centaurpharma.com/downloads/Centaflox%20eye%20ointment.pdf

6. Sunways. [Accessed 30th June 2022] http://www.sunways.com/Products/SunwaysProducts/Occumox.html

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    15 g
    Ingredient
    MOXIFLOXACIN 5 % w/w
    Hsn Code
    30042039
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Occumox 0.5% Eye Ointment 5gm

Occumox 0.5% Eye Ointment 5gm Mkt: Sunways India Pvt Ltd

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