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INTRODUCTION

OFLO BM OINTMENT is a combination of Betamethasone and Ofloxacin which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids and Antibiotics respectively. It is used to treat and prevent eye inflammation and infection. It also helps in reducing eye pain, redness, itching and/or burning or stinging sensation following surgery. It is typically used in conditions which involves the risk of both eye inflammation and infection such as during injury or post-surgery.

OFLO BM OINTMENT is for ophthalmic use only. Gently apply the required quantity of the medicine onto the affected eyes. If you wear soft contact lenses, remove the lens before applying OFLO BM OINTMENT and wait for at least 15 minutes before reinsertion. If there is no improvement in your condition even after using this medicine for 7 days, consult your doctor for advice.

During treatment with OFLO BM OINTMENT, your doctor will regularly monitor your eyes for intraocular pressure, cataracts and for infections as a precaution. Before using OFLO BM OINTMENT inform your doctor if you have severe viral or fungal ear/eye infections. You must also inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, perforations (holes) in the ear drum, tuberculosis, dry eyes or damaged skin or wounds around the areas of application.

Do not use OFLO BM OINTMENT if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects of using OFLO BM OINTMENT are temporary burning sensation and blurring of vision, headache, dizziness, slowing growth and taste changes. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

USES OF OFLO BM OINTMENT

  • Treats and prevents eye infection and inflammation
  • Reduces eye pain, redness, itching or burning/stinging sensation following surgery

HOW OFLO BM OINTMENT WORKS

OFLO BM OINTMENT contains two medicines namely, Betamethasone and Ofloxacin. Betamethasone is a steroid medication. It blocks the release of certain chemicals in the body (such as prostaglandins) that causes inflammation, redness and swelling. When applied topically on the, it reduces eye redness, soreness, pain, itching and swelling.

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. When applied topically on the eyes, it kills the susceptible bacteria that causes infection. Collectively, this medicine reduces eye inflammation and pain and prevents the risk of eye infections.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use OFLO BM OINTMENT as advised by your physician. It is for ophthalmic or external use only. Gently apply the required amount of the medicine onto the affected eye(s).

Wash your hands before and after application. Do not touch the tip of the tube with your eyes, eyelids, areas around your eyes, ears or fingers, to avoid contamination.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition. If there is no improvement in your condition even after using this medicine for 7 days, consult your doctor for advice.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OFLO BM OINTMENT

COMMON

  • burning sensation following application
  • eye irritation or discomfort
  • blurred vision
  • slowing growth
  • headache, dizziness
  • nausea
  • changes in taste
  • nose bleeds, sneezing, nasal congestion
  • increased pressure in the eyes
  • drooping eyelids, dilated pupils

RARE

Stop using OFLO BM OINTMENT and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • severe allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, throat, tongue causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • severe eye pain, redness, irritation and vision changes
  • severe skin reactions causing skin rashes, with red-target spots or circular patches on the skin, blistering and peeling of skin with fever

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Burning or stinging of eyes:

Wash your eyes with plain cold water. Place an ice pack on your eye to ease the irritation. Avoid straining your eyes by looking at mobile phones, laptops or television. Wear protective eyeglasses while going outdoors.

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Blurred vision:

Close your eyes and relax. Do not strain your eyes by looking at mobile phones, laptops, or television. Avoid driving or operating any heavy tools or machines while your vision is blur. Consult your doctor if you experience blurred vision for a prolonged period.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

OFLO BM OINTMENT is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

OFLO BM OINTMENT is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machinery if you experience blurred vision or light-headedness after using OFLO BM OINTMENT.

ALLERGY

Do not use OFLO BM OINTMENT if you are allergic to Betamethasone or Ofloxacin.

LUNGS

OFLO BM OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with lung infections (such as pulmonary tuberculosis). Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

HEART DISEASE

OFLO BM OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with heart problems such as prolonged QT interval, slow heartbeat, heart failure or history of heart attack. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

OTHERS

OFLO BM OINTMENT is not recommended for use if you:

  • have severe viral or fungal eye infections
  • have an eye infection that produces sticky pus
  • have ulcers in the eyes
  • have glaucoma
  • wear soft contact lenses
  • have a hole in your ear drum

Before using OFLO BM OINTMENT inform your doctor if you:

  • have eye redness for which the cause is unknown
  • have dry eyes or corneal problems
  • have any eye defects
  • have any ulceration on the surface of eyes
  • have salt imbalance in your body
  • have low potassium or magnesium levels in blood

Use in pediatrics:

OFLO BM OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) unless prescribed by a physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

Use in geriatrics:

OFLO BM OINTMENT should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before using OFLO BM OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • medicines used to treat abnormal heart rhythm (such as quindine, hydroquindine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol, dofetilide, ibutilide)
  • medicines used to treat depression (such as amitriptyline, imipramine)
  • macrolide antibiotics (used to treat bacterial infections) such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin
  • medicines used to treat psychiatric disorders (such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, thioridazine etc.)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally used excessive amount of this medicine, rinse your eyes or ears with warm water. If still irritation persists, consult your doctor for advice. If you or anyone else accidentally swallowed this medicine, consult your doctor immediately.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Betamethasone, Ofloxacin
Pharmacological Category :   Topical Corticosteroids, Fluroquinolones
Therapeutic Indication :   Eye inflammation and infection
Dosage Forms :   Eye drops, Ear drops, Eye Ointment

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep OFLO BM OINTMENT out of reach of children
  • Store OFLO BM OINTMENT at room temperature
  • Do not use this medicine after 4 weeks of its opening, even if it contains some left-over medicine

FAQs ABOUT OFLO BM OINTMENT

Q: Can the use of OFLO BM OINTMENT cause blurred vision?

A: Yes. OFLO BM OINTMENT may cause blurred vision after application in some individuals, although not everybody gets them. If your vision becomes blur, close your eyes for some time and rest. Do not strain your eyes by looking at mobile phones, laptops or television. Avoid driving or operating any heavy tools or machines while your vision is blur. Consult your doctor if you experience blurred vision for a prolonged period.

Q: Can I use other eye medicines while using OFLO BM OINTMENT?

A: Avoid concomittant use of any eye medicines while using OFLO BM OINTMENT without consulting your doctor.

Q: How to use OFLO BM OINTMENT?

A: Use OFLO BM OINTMENT as advised by your physician. It is for ophthalmic or external use only. Gently apply the required amount of the medicine onto the affected eye(s).

Q: What is the use of OFLO BM OINTMENT?

A: OFLO BM OINTMENT is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent eye inflammation and/or infection.

Q: How long does it take for OFLO BM OINTMENT to work?

A: It may take around 10-15 minutes for OFLO BM OINTMENT to start showing its effects. However, this period may vary from person-to-person depending upon the dose that is administered.

Q: What are the side effects of OFLO BM OINTMENT?

A: The most common side effects of using OFLO BM OINTMENT are temporary burning sensation and blurring of vision, headache, dizziness, slowing growth and taste changes. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

Q: Can I use OFLO BM OINTMENT while wearing contact lenses?

A: If you wear soft contact lenses, remove the lens before applying OFLO BM OINTMENT and wait for at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.

Q: Can I use OFLO BM OINTMENT without consulting my doctor?

A: No. OFLO BM OINTMENT is a prescription medicine which should be used only if prescribed by the physician. It is because, OFLO BM OINTMENT contains a steroid medicine, which may cause harmful side effects when used without proper medical supervision. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can I drive or ride a bike after using OFLO BM OINTMENT?

A: Do not drive if you experience blurred vision after using OFLO BM OINTMENT.

Q: What if I miss a dose of OFLO BM OINTMENT?

A: If you missed a dose of OFLO BM OINTMENT, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for next dose, skip the missed dose and use the regular dose. Do not use a double dose of OFLO BM OINTMENT to compensate the missed dose.

Q: How OFLO BM OINTMENT works?

A: OFLO BM OINTMENT blocks the release of certain chemicals in the body (such as prostaglandins) that causes pain, inflammation and swelling of the eyes. It also kills the susceptible bacteria that causes eye infection. Collectively, this medicine reduces eye inflammation and infection.

Q: Can I stop using OFLO BM OINTMENT once my symptoms subside?

A: No. Do not stop using this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms to re-appear. Therefore, use this medicine consistently for the duration instructed by your doctor to achieve better results.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Sulfonamides, Cotrimoxazole and Quinolones. Hormones and Related Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. 7th Edition. 2013. Page – 289, 709 & 713.

2. Derrick B. Graham; Jayson Tripp. Ofloxacin. StatPearls. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC. PubMed Central. July 2022. [Accessed on 17th January 2023] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK549837/

3. Saeed Shokoohi-Rad, Seyedeh Zeinab Hashemi Javaheri, Fatemeh Zare Malekabad, Hamid Khakshoor, and Mohammad Khajeh Daluee. Effects of preoperative doses of betamethasone acetate 0.1% on dry eye control after cataract surgery. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC. PubMed Central. February 2020. [Accessed on 17th January 2023] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7043147/

4. Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland. EXOCIN® 0.3% w/v Eye drops, solution Ofloxacin. Electronics Medicines Compendium. [Revised in February 2022]. [Accessed on 17th January 2023] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1353.pdf

5. Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Vistamethasone 0.1% w/v Drops. Electronics Medicines Compendium. [Revised in March 2020]. [Accessed on 17th January 2023] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3395.pdf

6. Sunways Private Ltd. Oflo BM eye ointment. [Accessed on 17th January 2023] http://www.sunways.com/Products/SunwaysProducts/Oflo-BM.html

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    15 g
    Ingredient
    BETAMETHASONE 0.1 %W/W+OFLOXACIN 0.3 % w/w
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Oflo BM Ointment 5gm

Oflo BM Ointment 5gm Mkt: Sunways India Pvt Ltd

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