Oflox Eye Ointment


Overview

Uses of Oflox Eye Ointment
Oflox Eye Ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.
Oflox Eye Ointment side effects
Common
  • Burning sensation in eye
  • Eye discomfort
How to use Oflox Eye Ointment
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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.
How Oflox Eye Ointment works
Oflox Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause eye infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
Oflox Eye Ointment related warnings
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oflox 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Oflox Eye Ointment is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Oflox Eye Ointment 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 Oflox Eye Ointment?
If you miss a dose of Oflox 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Oflox Eye Ointment
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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Oflox Eye Ointment for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye 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.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Oflox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Oflox

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What medicine is recommended for loose motions?I have oflox, can i give that
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, for loose stools start darolac sachet half sachet orally twice daily for the next 4 days. Also syp zinconia 5ml once daily for the next 14 days. Give ORS, coconut water and lemon water to drink.
Sir mere stomache ho rha nd loose motion bhai Kay kruOflox oz lia but koi aaram ny mila
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Hello, greetings from 1mg.comSyrup Ulgel https://www.1mg.com/drugs/ulgel-saunf-400mg-20mg-5ml-suspension-144798 1-2 tsf thrice daily. Drink ORS, put 1 sachet in 1 litre of water, then drink it over 4 hours or depending upon the intensity, the recommendation is after every episode of loose motion or vomiting, take 1 glass of ORS. Give rest to your bowels,don?t eat anything except ors untill u feel hunger pangs.Start with liquid diet like tea etc then move to light semi solid diet like khichdi in small quantity, if tolerable you can take your routine meal. Wash your hands frequently, particularly before handling food.Kindly consult nearby physician for examination and proper management
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FAQs

Q. Is Oflox a penicillin?
Oflox is not a penicillin. Oflox belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is Oflox a painkiller?
Oflox is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is Oflox a sulfa drug?
Oflox is not a sulfa drug. Oflox belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Oflox contain sulfa?
Oflox does not contain sulfa. Oflox belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Oflox affect birth control?
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.
Q. Does Oflox contain penicillin?
Oflox does not contain penicillin. Oflox belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does Oflox treat chlamydia?
Oflox 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 Oflox expire?
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. What is Oflox used for?
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.
Q. Is Oflox a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Oflox is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
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.
Q. Is Oflox an antibiotic?
Oflox is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Oflox bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Oflox is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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