Medicine Overview of Ofal Eye/Ear Drops
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops is used in the treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effect of Ofal is Application site 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 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.
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause eye/ear infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
In Depth Information on Ofal Eye/Ear Drops
Your doctor has prescribed Ofal Eye/Ear Drops 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 Ofal Eye/Ear Drops 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.
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops related warnings
No interaction found/established
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops 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.
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ofal Eye/Ear Drops may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
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.
Frequently asked questions about Ofal Eye/Ear Drops
Ofal is not a penicillin. Ofal belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Ofal is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Ofal is not a sulfa drug. Ofal belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofal contain sulfa?
Ofal does not contain sulfa. Ofal belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofal affect birth control?
Ofal does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Ofal is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.
Q. Does Ofal contain penicillin?
Ofal does not contain penicillin. Ofal belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofal treat chlamydia?
Ofal is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Yes, Ofal does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. What is Ofal used for?
Ofal is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Q. Is Ofal a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofal is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Can I take Ofal with paracetamol?
Ofal can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ofal with ibuprofen?
Ofal when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with Ofal. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Ofal an antibiotic?
Ofal is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Ofal bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ofal is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
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