Ofax DX Eye Drop

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Medicine Overview of Ofax DX Eye Drop

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Uses of Ofloxacin

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial 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).
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Side effects of Ofloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Ofloxacin

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 Ofax DX Eye Drop works

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.
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Uses of Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.
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Side effects of Dexamethasone

Common

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Dexamethasone

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 Ofax DX Eye Drop works

Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy..

In Depth Information on Ofax DX Eye Drop

Expert advice for Ofloxacin

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Ofloxacin 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.

Expert advice for Dexamethasone

  • Do not use dexamethasone, if you are allergic to it in case of eye drops, do not touch the tip of dispenser to an eye or eyelid.
  • Do not use dexamethasone eye drops if you have glaucoma or diabetes.
  • Do not stop using dexamethasone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. 
  • Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication.
  • Do not use dexamethasone oral solution:you have a fungal infection that affects entire body if you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer.
  • Consult your doctor before taking dexamethasone oral solution, if you have kidney or liver problems or if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or you have recently had a heart attack.
Warnings
Special precautions for Ofax DX Eye Drop
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ofax DX Eye Drop 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Ofax DX Eye Drop is probably usafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Ofax DX Eye Drop may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
Ofax DX Eye Drop is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ofax DX Eye Drop may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and other blood tests is advisable while you are taking Ofax DX Eye Drop.
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Liver
CAUTION
Ofax DX Eye Drop should be used with caution in patients wit
h liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ofax DX Eye Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ofax DX Eye Drop

Frequently asked questions for Ofloxacin

Q. What is Ofloxacin used for?
Ofloxacin 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 Ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Is Ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Ofloxacin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ofloxacin is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Q. Is Ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is Ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is Ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofloxacin affect birth control?
Ofloxacin does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Ofloxacin 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 Ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofloxacin treat chlamydia?
Ofloxacin is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Does Ofloxacin expire?
Yes, Ofloxacin 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. Can I take Ofloxacin with paracetamol?
Ofloxacin 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 Ofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Ofloxacin 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 Ofloxacin. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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