Oflox Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

Eye Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

OFLOX E/E contains Ofloxacin which belongs to a group of medicines called 4-quinolone antibacterial agents. It is used to treat eye infections caused such as bacterial conjunctivitis, bacterial corneal ulcers, bacterial keratitis, blepharitis and ear infections such as otitis externa and media acute otitis.

Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolones which is bactericidal, and its mode of action depends on blocking of bacterial DNA replication by binding itself to an enzyme called DNA gyrase.

Before using OFLOX E/E, inform your doctor if you have any allergic reactions, liver, kidney or heart problems. Inform your doctor, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine. The common side effects are upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, headache and dizziness. This medicine potentially increases sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. If you wear contact lens, remove them before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes afterwards. If irritations persist, discontinue the use and consult the doctor.

USES OF OFLOX E/E

Treats,

  • Bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Bacterial corneal ulcers
  • Bacterial keratitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Otitis externa
  • Media acute otitis

HOW OFLOX E/E WORKS

OFLOX E/E works against bacteria that cause infections and stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always use OFLOX E/E as prescribed by the doctor. It is for external use only. Check the label for directions before use.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OFLOX E/E

SERIOUS

  • rash or allergic reaction

COMMON

  • upset stomach
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • lightheadedness or trouble sleeping

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth on forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable and dark room.

Nausea:

Take routine meals and avoid spicy foods.

Diarrhea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Stomach pain:

Place a warm bottle or heated bag on abdomen and drink plenty of water.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake and take small naps.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

OFLOX E/E should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the embryo or fetus. Consult your doctor for advice.

BREASTFEEDING

There are no available data that suggests OFLOX E/E may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

OFLOX E/E may cause temporary blurred vision or other visual disturbances, avoid driving and handling of heavy machines.

ALLERGY

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Ofloxacin.

HEART DISEASE

OFLOX E/E should be used with caution in patients with prolonged QT interval, very slow heart rhythm, weak heart (heart failure) and history of heart attack (myocardial infarction). Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

  • Tell your doctor if you have defect or ulceration on the surface of the eye, psychiatric illnesses, epilepsy or other seizure disorders.

Use in pediatrics:

  •  OFLOX E/E is not recommended for use in children below 1 year of age.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Inform your physician if you are taking,

  • dexamethasone, prednisone (treats inflammation)
  • duloxetine (treat depression and anxiety)
  • glyburide, insulin (treats diabetes)
  • live bacterial vaccines
  • ibuprofen, naproxen (treats pain)
  • probenecid (treats gout)
  • theophylline (treats asthma)
  • warfarin (treats blood clot)
  • quindine, hydroquindine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol, dofetilide, ibutilide (treats heart rhythm disorders)
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • antimicrobials
  • antipsychotics

Overdosage:

  • If you or anyone else accidentally use too much of this medicine, consult your doctor immediately.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Ofloxacin
Pharmacological Category :   Quinolone antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Treats Bacterial eye and ear infections
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection, Oral solution, Syrup, Cream, Ointment

FAQs ABOUT OFLOX E/E

Can I stop using OFLOX E/E when my symptoms are subsided?

No, complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.  

How long does OFLOX E/E take to work?

Usually, it starts working soon after using and it may take some days to act against all the harmful bacteria.

Is OFLOX E/E effective?

It is effective if used in the dose and duration directed by your physician.

REFERENCES

1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015.Page. 1011-13.

2. CIPLA LTD. [Revised on Sep 24, 2019] [Accessed on Oct 05, 2021] https://www.ciplamed.com/print-product-pdf/41096

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Peripheral Smear Examination

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    15 g
    Ingredient
    OFLOXACIN 0.3 % w/v
    Hsn Code
    30042034
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Oflox Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

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