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Overview

Introduction of Ofal Eye/Ear Drops

Ofal Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial eye/ear infections. It prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them. This relieves the eye/ear infection.

Ofal Eye/Ear Drops is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It may cause application site irritation and burning sensation 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. While using for eye infections, 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 Ofal Eye/Ear Drops

Ofal Eye/Ear Drops side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation

How to use Ofal Eye/Ear Drops

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/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Ofal Eye/Ear Drops works

Ofal Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial eye/ear infections by preventing the bacteria from dividing and repairing. It does so stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

Ofal Eye/Ear Drops related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops 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
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Ofal Eye/Ear Drops?

If you miss a dose of Ofal Eye/Ear Drops, 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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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Ofal Eye/Ear Drops for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye/ear.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, to avoid contamination.
  • You should continue using the medicine for 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment or if you get another eye /ear infection.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the course.
  • If using Ofal Eye/Ear Drops for eye: 
    • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution. 
    • Do not wear contact lenses, while using this medication. 
    • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ofal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Suclosz, Vizopin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Pramipex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adrovit Z
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ofal

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I have throat and left eye painSorry left ear pain and throat pain
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It can be infection in throat, or sinusitis need proper clinical examination
My baby has ear pain n fever 100 so doctor prescribe as those medine which i attached. Is atm100 is useful in urine infection
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
ATM 100 contains an antibiotic called azithromycin which is used to treat various infections including ear infection which your child has. You should give your child medicines as per your doctor's advice
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FAQs

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

No, do not stop taking Ofal 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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