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Composition for GFLOTAS-D

Dexamethasone(0.1% w/v),Gatifloxacin(0.3% w/v)

food interaction for GFLOTAS-D

alcohol interaction for GFLOTAS-D

pregnancy interaction for GFLOTAS-D

lactation interaction for GFLOTAS-D

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gflotas-d 0.1%/0.3% eye drops 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.
Gflotas-d 0.1%/0.3% eye drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Dexamethasone(0.1% w/v)


Dexamethasone is used to treat various inflammatory conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer.

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Psychosis, Extremes of being happy or sad, Hypersensitivity reaction, Allergic reaction, Behavioual changes, Burning sensation, Delusion, Suicidal thoughts, Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness), Hallucination, Aggravation of schizophrenia, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased hair growth, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased appetite, Increased blood pressure, Increased intraocular pressure, Increased risk of infection, Irregular menstrual cycle, Irritation, Blurred vision, Itching, Salt and water retention, Swelling, Weight gain, Fluid retention, Tendon rupture, Thinning of bones, Fracture, Stinging sensation
Gatifloxacin(0.3% w/v)


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

How it works

Gatifloxacin is an antibiotic belongs to the group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It inhibits bacterial reproduction by inhibiting protein formation, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Rash, Blurred vision, Broken blood vessels in the eyes, Dry eye, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye discharge, Eye pain, Facial swelling, Headache, Irritation, Itching, Teary eyes, Urticaria, Voice alteration


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Expert advice for GFLOTAS-D

  • Do not use dexamethasone, if you are allergic to it in case of eye drops, do not touch the tip of dispenser to an eye or eyelid.
  • Do not use dexamethasone eye drops if you have glaucoma or diabetes.
  • Do not stop using dexamethasone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. 
  • Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication.
  • Do not use dexamethasone oral solution:you have a fungal infection that affects entire body if you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer.
  • Consult your doctor before taking dexamethasone oral solution, if you have kidney or liver problems or if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or you have recently had a heart attack.

Frequently asked questions for GFLOTAS-D


Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No.  Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs however belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids.
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription.
Q. Does dexona cause weight gain/ cause fluid retention/ heart burn/ hungry/ keep you awake/ drowsiness?
Dexona is the brand name of dexamethasone tablet, a corticosteroid. It may cause weight gain due to fluid retention properties. It should be noted that the fluid retention is a side effect of dexona and not the use. It is also known to cause heart burn and increased appetite. It does not cause drowsiness or insomnia. However, if you experience such side effects, always consult your doctor.
Q. Is dexamethasone safe?
Dexamethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve or naproxen with dexamethasone?
Advil is the brand name of ibuprofen while Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Dexamethasone should not be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen etc., since it can cause stomach ulceration and bleeding.
Q. Can I take dexamethasone with ciprofloxacin?
Taking ciprofloxacin along with dexamethasone tablet may cause inflammation of tendon and tendon rupture especially in elderly. Hence taking this drug combination is not advisable.
Q. Can I take paracetamol, Tylenol or Benadryl with dexamethasone?
No major or clinically significant drug interaction is found with the said drugs. However, always consult your doctor before using these drugs.
Q. Can I take tums with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and tums (calcium carbonate) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination.
Q. Can I take Xanax with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and Xanax (alprazolam) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination.
Q. Is dexamethasone safe for toddlers?
It is safe if used as per indication and doses advised by the doctor.
Q. What are the uses of dexona tablet and injection?
Dexona tablets and injections are used to treat decreased adrenal gland function and inflammatory conditions like asthma and allergy.


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)