food interaction for GATILOX PLUS
alcohol interaction for GATILOX PLUS
pregnancy interaction for GATILOX PLUS
lactation interaction for GATILOX PLUS
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.
SALT INFORMATION for GATILOX PLUS
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for GATILOX PLUSNo substitutes found
- Dr. Sanjay VermaMBBS, MS
- Dr. Anita SethiMBBS, MD, DNB, Fellowship
- Dr. Varun GogiaMBBS, MD
- Dr. Vandana SarohaMBBS, MS, Fellowship
- Dr. Parul SharmaMBBS, MS, DNB, Fellowship
Expert advice for GATILOX PLUS
- Use eye drops as recommended in the information leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not wear contact lenses, if you have bacterial conjunctivitis or you are applying eye drops.
- Do not drive or operate machinery as you may have blurred vision after using the medicine.
- Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: loss of memory and mental ability (Alzheimer disease), inflammation of a part of tendon that attach muscles to the bone (tendonitis), fits (seizures), or any other central nervous system problems, or increased pressure in the head; low blood potassium levels, diabetes, kidney, liver or heart problems.
- If long-term or repeated use of gatifloxacin drops may cause a second infection.
- Do not take gatifloxacin, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Avoid using gatifloxacin, if you take coffee or other beverages containing caffeine during treatment.
Frequently asked questions for GATILOX PLUS
Q.Does gatifloxacin contain sulfa?
Gatifloxacin does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Q.Is gatifloxacin the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for gatifloxacin eye solution
Q.Is gatifloxacin the same as ofloxacin?
Both gatifloxacin and ofloxacin belongs to the different class, i.e. gatifloxacin is second-generation fluoroquinolone whereas ofloxacin is older and first-generation, but their effect may vary upon individual condition or response
Q.What does gatifloxacin treat?
Gatifloxacin treats bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis or red eye) in adults and children older than 1 year of age
Q.Is gatifloxacin banned in India?
Gatifloxacin is banned in India for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable. Its use as eye drop is not banned.
Q.Is ketorolac same as tramadol, aspirin, codeine, acetaminophen?
No. Ketorolac is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) while tramadol, codeine are opioid (derived from opium) pain killers. Aspirin and acetaminophen are NSAIDs different than ketorolac
Q.What is Toradol?
Toradol is proprietary (brand) name of ketorolac trometamine
Q.Is ketorolac stronger than hydrocodone?
No. Opioid agents (hydrocodone) are generally stronger pain relievers than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ketorolac
Q.Is ketorolac a muscle relaxer, blood thinner, or sulfa drug?
Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and can be used to treat mild pain and inflammation. It is however extensively prescribed to treat pain occurring after eye surgery and administered directly into the eyes. It is not a muscle relaxant, blood thinner or sulfa drug
Q.Is ketorolac addictive or controlled substance?
No. Ketorolac is not addictive or controlled substance however it belongs to schedule H drug category and can be obtained only on production of valid prescription
Q.Can I take ketorolac with Vicodin, Aleve, ibuprofen, oxycodone, tramadol, hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, Tylenol or naproxen?
Tylenol is the brand name of paracetamol (acetaminophen). Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Vicodin contains paracetamol and hydrocodone. It is not advisable to take two or more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) together as it increases the risk of adverse effects. Therefore Tylenol, Aleve, ibuprofen shouldn't be taken with ketorolac. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and may be given if ketorolac is used as tablet or injection to treat pain in muscles and joints
Q.Does ketorolac cause drowsiness or urinary retention?
Yes. NSAIDs may cause sleepiness or fluid retention in some patients but small doses given in eyes are unlikely to cause such effect with ketorolac
Q.Can I take ketorolac for a headache, cramps, toothache or back pain?
Ketorolac eye drops are generally used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain after the surgery. In order to relieve headache, cramps, toothache or back pain, tablet or injection may be required
Q.Does ketorolac expire?
Like all drugs, ketorolac has an expiry date, which will be printed on the eye drop bottle. Do not use ketorolac eye drops beyond expiry date.