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Ciplox D Eye Ointment

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Ciplox D Eye Ointment is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the growth of bacteria and helps in relieving redness, itching and swelling.

Ciplox D Eye Ointment is to be used only in the affected eye in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The most common side effects include discomfort and irritation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication. This medicine is safe to use in breastfeeding mothers. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine as it may cause blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Ciplox D Eye Ointment

  • Eye infection with inflammation

Benefits of Ciplox D Eye Ointment

In Eye infection with inflammation

Ciplox D Eye Ointment is a combination of medicines, Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that stops the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. Dexamethasone helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching, soreness, watery eyes or ear discharge caused due to eye/ear 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 Ciplox D Eye Ointment

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 Ciplox D

  • Eye irritation
  • Eye discomfort

How to use Ciplox D Eye Ointment

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

How Ciplox D Eye Ointment works

Ciplox D Eye Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. This treats your eye infection. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ciplox D Eye Ointment 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ciplox D Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ciplox D Eye Ointment may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ciplox D Eye Ointment may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Ciplox D Eye Ointment is used for the treatment of bacterial infection and inflammation of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication to avoid dilution.
  • It 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.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

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No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS

Patient Concerns

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My wife is having pimple like object in the lower eyelid of eye for past 7 days. What is the reason and remedy. Please comment on this.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Apply ciplox eye ointment three times daily for 3days.If no improvement,refer to eye specialist
Tears r coming fr both eyes she also have cold/ cough can i use ciplox d eye drops
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
No. . Ciplox d shd not be used without examination
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FAQs

Q. What is Ciplox D Eye Ointment?

Ciplox D Eye Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone. It is used to treat bacterial infections of eye. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria in the eye by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Q. Is it safe to use Ciplox D Eye Ointment?

Yes, Ciplox D Eye Ointment is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted common side effects like eye irritation, eye discomfort and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.

Q. What precautions need to be taken while using these eye drops?

Before using ciprofloxacin, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you might be having. Let him know if you are allergic to ciprofloxacin or other quinolones (e.g., levofloxacin, moxifloxacin). This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Q. Can the use of Ciplox D Eye Ointment cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Ciplox D Eye Ointment can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. How long should you wait for before putting the other eye drops?

If you are putting in more than one drop or more than one type of eye drop, wait for five minutes before putting the next drop in. Doing this will allow the first drop to get absorbed into the eye.

Q. How long does Ciplox D Eye Ointment takes to work?

Usually, Ciplox D Eye Ointment starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop taking Ciplox D Eye Ointment when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ciplox D Eye Ointment and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ciplox D Eye Ointment?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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References

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  2. ScienceDirect. Dexamethasone. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. PubChem. Ciprofloxacin. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. PubChem. Dexamethasone. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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