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INTRODUCTION

OFLOX D EYE DROPS is a combination of Dexamethasone and Ofloxacin which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids and Antibiotics respectively. It is indicated for steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial ocular infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.

Before the treatment, your doctor may advise you to have blood tests to understand your existing condition and the type of bacteria causing infection. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection or while using this medicine. Avoid touching the tip of the nostril as it would get contaminated.

OFLOX D EYE DROPS is not recommended in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to ofloxacin or other quinolones and dexamethasone or other steroids, epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, varicella, and in many other viral diseases of the conjunctiva and cornea, mycobacterial infection of the eye, fungal diseases of ocular structures.

Prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible bacteria, including fungi. If super infection occurs and clinical improvement is not noticed in seven days, the use of OFLOX D EYE DROPS must be discontinued and appropriate therapy should be initiated. Consult your doctor for advice.

Safety of the use of OFLOX D EYE DROPS in pregnancy has not been established, there are no adequate studies in pregnant women. It should be used with caution only if the potential benefit justifies the risks to the foetus.

The most common side effects of using this medicine are burning sensations or eye discomfort. Consult your doctor if any of the above side effects worsen.

USES OF OFLOX D EYE DROPS

  • It is used for steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial ocular infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists

HOW OFLOX D EYE DROPS WORKS

OFLOX D EYE DROPS is a combination of Ofloxacin and Dexamethasone. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby works against the bacteria. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use OFLOX D EYE DROPS as directed by your doctor. It is for ophthalmic use only. Instill one to two drops into the eye as advised by your doctor. Avoid touching the nostril tip of the medicine with your hands or eye surface to avoid contamination.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OFLOX D EYE DROPS

COMMON

  • transient ocular burning or discomfort
  • stinging, itching
  • redness
  • tearing
  • dryness

UNCOMMON

  • inflammation or fluid-filled swelling of the eye
  • sensitivity to light
  • dizziness
  • pain in the eye
  • delayed healing
  • posterior subcapsular cataract formation
  • opportunist infection

RARE

Stop using this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • severe allergic reactions (skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and other parts of the body, difficulty in breathing or wheezing, blisters on the skin, sore throat, fever, headache)
  • severe itching of the eye and/or eyelid
  • worsening of visual disturbance
  • irregular heartbeat

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:  

Drink plenty of fluids such as water, take a rest and relax. Do not take painkiller tablets without consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

Safety of the use of OFLOX D EYE DROPS in pregnancy has not been established, there are no adequate studies in pregnant women. It should be used with caution only if the potential benefit justifies the risks to the foetus.

BREASTFEEDING

Tell your doctor before you start using OFLOX D EYE DROPS if you are a breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any tools or machines if you experience dizziness or blurred vision after using this medicine.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while using this medicine, as it could aggravate your existing condition.

ALLERGY

Do not use OFLOX D EYE DROPS if you are allergic to Dexamethasone, Ofloxacin or any other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

OFLOX D EYE DROPS should be used with caution if you are having heart diseases such as heart failure, myocardial infraction and slow heart rate. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

OFLOX D EYE DROPS is not recommended for use if you:

  • have herpes simplex keratitis, vaccinia, varicella and other viral infection
  • have fungal eye infection
  • have mycobacterial or tuberculosis infection of the eye
  • have high eye pressure, glaucoma with damage of optic nerve

Before using this medicine, inform your physician if you:

  • have comorbid conditions such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and other diseases
  • have compromised immune system
  • have adrenal insufficiency or hormonal imbalance
  • wear contact lenses

Use in pediatrics:

Safety and effectiveness in infants below the age of 1 year have not been established. Consult your doctor before using OFLOX D EYE DROPS.

Use in geriatrics:

OFLOX D EYE DROPS should be used with caution in elderly patients after consulting your doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before using OFLOX D EYE DROPS inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • barbiturates (used to treat seizures or fits, troubled sleeping, anxiety)
  • phenytoin, phenobarbitone (used to treat seizures or fits)
  • amitriptyline, amoxapine, imipramine, protriptyline (used to treat depression)
  • ritonavir, cobicistat (used to treat a viral infection)
  • ephedrine (used to treat breathing difficulties)
  • rifampicin (used to treat bacterial infection)

Overdosage:

In case of overdose, rinse your eyes with lukewarm water and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the worsening side effects such as burning or itching sensation of the eye, watery eyes, eye pain, redness or swelling of the eye.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Dexamethasone, Ofloxacin
Pharmacological Category :   Corticosteroid, Fluroquinolones
Therapeutic Indication :   Inflammation and bacterial infection of the eye
Dosage Forms :   Eye drops, Ear drops, Ear/Eye drops

MORE INFORMATION

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

FAQs ABOUT OFLOX D EYE DROPS

Q: Can OFLOX D EYE DROPS be used after cataract surgery?

A: You can use this medicine after undergoing cataract surgery if recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can OFLOX D EYE DROPS be used for viral infection?

A: No. This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a viral infection such as herpes simplex keratitis, vaccinia, varicella and other viral infection of the eye.

Q: Can OFLOX D EYE DROPS elevate the pressure in my eye?

A: Yes, it may cause increase pressure in the eyes. Your doctor will routinely evaluate the pressure in the eye.

Q: How long should I use OFLOX D EYE DROPS?

A: Use this medicine as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is recommended for use for 7 days. However, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can I drive after using OFLOX D EYE DROPS?

A: Do not drive or operate any machinery if you experience blurred or impaired vision after using OFLOX D EYE DROPS.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    20 g
    Ingredient
    DEXAMETHASONE 0.1 % w/v+OFLOXACIN 0.3 % w/v
    Hsn Code
    30042034
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Oflox D Eye Drops 10ml

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