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food interaction for GATE DF

alcohol interaction for GATE DF

pregnancy interaction for GATE DF

lactation interaction for GATE DF

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gate df eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Difluprednate(0.05 % w/v)


Difluprednate is used to treat pain and swelling of the eyes post surgery or post infection.

How it works

Difluprednate belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Eye pain, Eye redness, Eye swelling, Headache, Vision disorder
Gatifloxacin Topical(0.3% w/v)


Gatifloxacin topical is used as a local treatment for bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis) and ear infections in adults and children older than 1 year of age.

How it works

Gatifloxacin belongs to the class of medications called as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It inhibits protein synthesis in the susceptible bacteria, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Altered taste, Blurred vision, Eye irritation, Eye redness, Teary eyes, Eyelid swelling, Eye itching, Eye discharge, Eye pain


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Expert advice for GATE DF

  • Inform your doctor if you have or had raised eyeball pressure with or without compromised vision (glaucoma), viral infection in the eye, herpes, etc.
  • If you are using another eye drop along with difluprednate, maintain a time gap of 10 minutes between the application.
  • Do not use difluprednate eye drops while wearing contact lenses.
  • Do not suddenly stop difluprednate administration on your own, without consulting your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if your symptoms does not improve after 2 days of difluprednate treatment.
  • You may undergo eye check up on a regular basis to ensure this medication is not causing any harmful effects.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as difluprednate may impact normal vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for GATE DF


Q. What is difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion?
It is a solution in an emulsion form used to treat post-operative and post-infectious swelling and pain of the eyes.

Gatifloxacin Topical

Q. Does gatifloxacin topical contain sulfa?
Gatifloxacin topical does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is gatifloxacin topical the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for gatifloxacin eye solution.
Q. Is gatifloxacin topical the same as ofloxacin?
Both gatifloxacin and ofloxacin are fluoroquinolone antibiotics and have the same mechanism of killing bacteria. Ofloxacin topical is used to treat eye and ear infections, whereas gatifloxacin is used in the form of eye/ear drops for the treatment of eye and ear infections only. They are also different with respect to the side-effects they cause.
Q. Is gatifloxacin topical banned in India?
Gatifloxacin is banned in India for oral/injectable use in humans, however its use as eye/ear drops is not banned.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)