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Composition for OCUGATE

Gatifloxacin Topical(NA)

food interaction for OCUGATE

alcohol interaction for OCUGATE

pregnancy interaction for OCUGATE

lactation interaction for OCUGATE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ocugate eye ointment at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ocugate eye ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Ocugate eye ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for OCUGATE

Gatifloxacin Topical(NA)

Uses

Ocugate eye ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Ocugate eye ointment is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

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 OCUGATE

  • Avoid contact lenses if you have bacterial conjunctivitis or you are applying eye drops. 
  • Inform your doctor about your existing medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines that you use.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as you may have blurred vision after using gatifloxacin topical.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to gatifloxacin or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions for OCUGATE

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 01 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)