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Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops


Overview

Introduction

Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye or ear. It stops the growth of the bacteria.

Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops is to be used only in the affected eye or ear in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The most common side effects include irritation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine in the eye as it may cause blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops

Side effects of Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops

Common
  • Application site irritation

How to use Ofax-DX 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 Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops works

Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Dexamethasone. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. This treats your eye/ear infection. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye/ear red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ofax-DX 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ofax-DX 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
Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Ofax-DX Eye/Ear Drops is used to treat bacterial infections and inflammation of the eye/ear.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
U are using for what reason
I have toomuch headeche and eye paining but parecetamol made me reaction For eyes i am using OFLACIN DX EYE DROPs but i didn'tknow wwhat i will use for headeche
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You symptoms require the you be seen and examined in the clinic
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FAQs

Q. How long does Ofax-DX takes to work?

Usually, Ofax-DX starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop taking Ofax-DX when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ofax-DX 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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References
  1. MedlinePlus. Ofloxacin. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Dexamethasone. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Ofloxacin. Marlow, Bucks: Allergan Ltd.; 1992 [revised Apr. 2016]. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Optho Remedies Pvt.Ltd. 28, MNNIT Industrial Estate, Teliarganj, Allahabad. Uttar Pradesh, India PIN - 211004
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