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Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop

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Product introduction

Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.
You may experience nausea as a side effect of this medicine. This is usually temporary and resolves on its own, but please consult your doctor if it bothers you or persists for a longer duration. Diarrhea may also occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Rarely, some people may have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, shortness of breath, or breathing problems. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems while taking this medicine.


Uses of Baclox Eye Drop

  • Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Baclox Eye Drop

In Bacterial eye infections

Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness caused due to eye infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Baclox Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Baclox

  • Eye discomfort
  • Corneal deposits
  • Ocular hyperemia
  • Taste change

How to use Baclox Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Baclox Eye Drop works

Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial eye infections by preventing the bacteria from dividing and repairing. It does so stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Baby should be closely monitored for development of fever, loss of appetite and diarrhea. In case, any of the above happens please inform your doctor immediately.
Driving
UNSAFE
Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Baclox Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment with Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop even if you feel better.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Make sure to Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop use within 4 weeks of opening the medication.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with drugs

Taking Baclox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Is Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop safe to use for a long time?

Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop should not be used for more than 7 days, unless your doctor tells you to. Due to prolonged use, the bacterial infection may become resistant to Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop which means it will no longer work properly. Please talk to your doctor if you do not see any improvement in your symptoms. He/she may change the dose or probably prescribe a different medicine.

Q. Is it fine to use other eye medicines along with Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop?

This eye drop may be used along with other eye drops if prescribed by your doctor. Maintain a 10-15 minutes interval between both medications.

Q. What kind of infections does Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop treat?

Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop is an antibiotic and is used to treat eye infections (such as conjunctivitis).

Q. When will I start feeling better?

For most eye infections, you might notice an improvement within 2 days. However, it is advisable to use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop using the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. What should I inform my doctor before using Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop for treating my eye infection?

Before the start of the treatment, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your eyesight, or severe eye pain, had a recent eye injury, recently had conjunctivitis, have dry eyes, or have glaucoma (due to increased eye pressure).

Q. How to use Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop?

Always wash your hands before (and after) using Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop. This prevents you from passing the infection from one eye to the other. Remove the cap just before using your medicine and replace it as soon as you have finished. Avoid touching the nozzle of the bottle with your fingers. Tilt your head back and gently pull down your lower eyelid with a clean finger. Hold the bottle over the eye and allow a single drop to fall into the space between your lower lid and your eye. Close your eye and gently press your finger over the inside corner of your eye (over the eyelid) for about a minute. This helps prevent the drop from draining out of the eye. Repeat in your other eye if your doctor has told you to do this.

Q. Can I use Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop if I wear contact lenses?

If you usually wear contact lenses, do not wear them while you're using Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.

Q. Can Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop cause a stinging and burning sensation in the eyes after application?

Stinging, burning sensation, itching, and irritation are some of the side effects of this medicine. However, it subsides after some time. In case, it continues for a long period of time or becomes worse, consults your doctor.

Q. What happens if I miss a dose of Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop?

If you happen to miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. Discuss this with your healthcare provider. In order to avoid missing a dose, use a calendar, pillbox, alarm clock, or cell phone alert to help you remember to take your medication. You may also ask a family member a friend to remind you or check in with you to be sure you are taking your medication.

Q. What if I use too much of Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop?

Do not worry if a few more drops of Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop accidentally falls into your eye. However, try to be careful and inform your doctor if you notice any side effects.

Q. Should I keep Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop in the refrigerator?

You do not need to refrigerate Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop after opening the bottle. However, store it in a cool and dry place, below 30℃. Make sure to use it within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Q. How long should I keep my eyes shut after using Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop?

After using Baclox 0.3% Eye Drop you should close your eyes for at least 2-3 minutes so that the medicine does not run off and gets absorbed in the eye.

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