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.