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.