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Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop

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Overview

Introduction

Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop 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.

Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop 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, dry eyes and burning sensation in the eyes 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 Mahaflox Eye Drop

  • Bacterial eye infections

Side effects of Mahaflox Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Mahaflox

  • Eye discomfort
  • Dry eye
  • Burning sensation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dry eye
    Keep your eyes clean. Take screen breaks to rest your eyes when using a computer screen and position the screen below your eyes. Use a humidifier at home to stop the air from getting dry. Get plenty of sleep to rest your eyes. If you wear contact lenses, take them out and wear glasses to rest your eyes. Do not smoke or drink too much alcohol and avoid smoky places. Do not spend too much time in air-conditioned or heated rooms and do not direct fans or heaters towards your eyes. Try blinking repeatedly to spread tears evenly and keep your eyes closed for short periods. There are medicines called artificial tears which can help. Talk to your doctor.

How to use Mahaflox Eye Drop

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 dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Mahaflox Eye Drop works

Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop 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
Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop 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
Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop 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
Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop may make you feel dizzy or light-headed, you may experience a sudden, transient loss of vision, or you may faint for a short period. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Mahaflox Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop, 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.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Mahaflox 0.3% Eye Drop 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mahaflox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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My i lids have swolen due to some alergy. What medecin i should take and can i do ice massage on it
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
zymar 0.3%eye drop 2drops in each eye 3 times a day , it contain gatifloxacin, if u allergic to it donot take
I'm having slight redness of eyes, slight heaviness & what we call in hindi aankh fadkana since 15 days!!
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
ok take Becosule or cobadex twice daily for 7 daysfor redness in eye zymar 0.3% eye drop 4-6 time daily 3 drops in both eye
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FAQs

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

No, do not stop taking Mahaflox 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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