Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment


Overview

Uses of Eflo Eye Ointment

Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment is used in the treatment of redness and swelling in the eye.

Eflo Eye Ointment side effects

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Watery eyes

How to use Eflo 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 Eflo Eye Ointment works

Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment is a steroid. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness and swelling in the eye.

Eflo Eye Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment 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
Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment to treat redness and swelling (inflammation) of the eye. 
  • Do not use Eflo 0.1% Eye Ointment for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Eflo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Piobest, Piokind, Piofine
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B, Amfocare, Amphocil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ripadep, Lunch ON, Page
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Rezult, Rositec
SERIOUS

FAQs

Q. Does Eflo treat pink eye?

Eflo is used for treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva; relives redness and itching. It must not be used for undiagnosed red eye condition. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Eflo an antibiotic?

No, Eflo is not an antibiotic. Eflo belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q. Is Eflo a steroid?

Yes, Eflo is a steroid. Eflo belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q. Is Eflo safe?

Eflo is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Eflo generic?

Yes, Eflo is a generic name. It is available in various trade names

Q. How does Eflo work?

Eflo belongs to a group of medicines synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). Eflo binds to its receptors and controls the production of certain chemicals that mediate infections in the body, thereby inhibiting the inflammatory reactions (such as swelling, fibrin deposition, capillary dilatation, phagocyte migration)

Q. What is Eflo ophthalmic suspension used for?

Eflo is used to treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva such as the palpebral conjunctive (a clear membrane, which coats the inside of the eyelids.) and bulbar conjunctiva (a clear membrane of the eye, which covers the outer surface of the eye)

Q. How much does Eflo cost?

The price of Eflo may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you.Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Aug 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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