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Overview

Introduction

Flan Eye Ointment 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.

Flan Eye Ointment is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. 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. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

It may cause eye discomfort, immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines. Do not wear contact lenses while using it.

Uses of Flan Eye Ointment

  • Bacterial eye infections

Side effects of Flan Eye Ointment

Common
  • Eye discomfort

How to use Flan 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 Flan Eye Ointment works

Flan Eye Ointment 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
Flan 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flan Eye Ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flan Eye Ointment 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 Flan Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Flan Eye Ointment, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Flan Eye Ointment
₹6.0/gm of Eye Ointment
Oflo Eye Ointment
Sunways India Pvt Ltd
₹2.58/gm of Eye Ointment
save 57%
Floxol Eye Ointment
Optica Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹6/gm of Eye Ointment
same price
Omeflox Eye Ointment
Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹8.47/gm of Eye Ointment
41% costlier
Ofax Eye Ointment
Optho Remedies Pvt Ltd
₹9.2/gm of Eye Ointment
53% costlier
Exocin Eye Ointment
Allergan India Pvt Ltd
₹10.36/gm of Eye Ointment
73% costlier

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Flan Eye Ointment for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment 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.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Flan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tizonec, Tidired, Tizakind
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Frequently her eyes are inflamating and swelled and redish , pain with that pain no seeping at present we are no used any drugs for this ple
Dr. Amit Basia
Ophthalmology
use vigamox eye drops 4 times per day , obra eye ointment 2 times per day , lubrifresh eye drops 4 times per day. show to eye doctor
Which eye ointment can I used in place of neosporin h
Dr. Vishal Maniar
Ophthalmology
Zymar or Exocin or Zaha eye ointment
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Flan when I feel better?

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

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References
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