OKACIN Eye Drops 5ml

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Drug Information for OKACIN Eye Drops 5ml

What is OKACIN Eye Drops used for?

OKACIN Eye Drops is an oral antibiotic drug used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including bronchitis and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. It works by fighting off bacteria in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take OKACIN Eye Drops?

The dosage of OKACIN Eye Drops prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take OKACIN Eye Drops with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take OKACIN Eye Drops medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of OKACIN Eye Drops, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with OKACIN Eye Drops?

  • Cimetidine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Glipizide
  • Glyburide
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ketoprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Probenecid

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with OKACIN Eye Drops.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of OKACIN Eye Drops, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

OKACIN Eye Drops can interact with antibiotics, oral diabetes medications, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of OKACIN Eye Drops?

Like other medicines, OKACIN Eye Drops can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of OKACIN Eye Drops are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of OKACIN Eye Drops cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of OKACIN Eye Drops develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

OKACIN Eye Drops can cause side effects such as :

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Change in taste
  • Loss of appetite

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking OKACIN Eye Drops.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking OKACIN Eye Drops?

Is it possible for me to take OKACIN Eye Drops with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take OKACIN Eye Drops?
What are the possible drug interactions of OKACIN Eye Drops?
How will OKACIN Eye Drops work in my body?
How should OKACIN Eye Drops be taken?
How to reduce the risk of OKACIN Eye Drops drug interactions and side effects?


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