Medicine Overview of Ocugate Eye Ointment
Ocugate Eye Ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.
Side Effect of Ocugate is Eye irritation.
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 tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.
Ocugate Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
In Depth Information on Ocugate Eye Ointment
Your doctor has prescribed Ocugate Eye Ointment to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Ocugate Eye Ointment and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Ocugate Eye Ointment related warnings
No interaction found/established
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Ocugate Eye Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ocugate Eye Ointment may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
If you miss a dose of Ocugate Eye Ointment, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Ocugate Eye Ointment
Q. Does Ocugate contain sulfa?
Ocugate does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Q. Is Ocugate the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for Ocugate 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 Ocugate treat?
Ocugate treats bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis or red eye) in adults and children older than 1 year of age
Q. Is Ocugate banned in India?
Ocugate is banned in India for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable. Its use as eye drop is not banned.
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Taking Ocugate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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