Overview

Uses of Deflox Eye Drop

Deflox Eye Drop is used in the treatment of eye infection with inflammation.

Deflox Eye Drop side effects

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye discomfort

How to use Deflox Eye Drop

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 dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Deflox Eye Drop works

Deflox Eye Drop 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.

Deflox Eye Drop related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Deflox Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Deflox Eye Drop is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Deflox Eye Drop 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

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FAQs

Q. What is Deflox?

Deflox 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 Deflox?

Yes, Deflox 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 Deflox cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Deflox 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 Deflox takes to work?

Usually, Deflox 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 Deflox when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Deflox 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 Deflox?

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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