OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT 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).
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 tube close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT 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.
OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of OFLOX 0.3% EYE OINTMENT, 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.
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Oflox 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.
Oflox does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Oflox 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.
Yes, Oflox 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 Oflox with paracetamol?
Oflox 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 Oflox with ibuprofen?
Oflox 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 Oflox. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.