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Overview

Uses of Oflomac Eye/Ear Drops

Oflomac Eye/Ear Drops side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation

How to use Oflomac 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 Oflomac Eye/Ear Drops works

Oflomac 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.

Oflomac Eye/Ear Drops related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oflomac Eye/Ear Drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Oflomac 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.
Driving
Oflomac Eye/Ear Drops may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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

If you miss a dose of Oflomac 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

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Expert Advice

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

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FAQs

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

No, do not stop taking Oflomac 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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