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No interaction found
No interaction found
Ojen ear 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR OJEN

Benzalkonium Chloride(0.01%w/v)

Uses

Benzalkonium Chloride is used in preservation of the medicinal products

How it works

The mode of action of benzalkonium chloride appears to be associated with the effect on the cytoplasmic membrane, which controls cell permeability.

Common side effects

Paralysis of respiratory muscle, Allergic contact dermatitis, Apprehension, Collapse, Coma, Convulsion, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Death, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Vomiting
Ofloxacin(0.3%w/v)

Uses

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

SUBSTITUTES FOR OJEN

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Expert advice FOR OJEN

• Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or nose and rinse immediately with plenty of cool tap water in case of accidental contact.
• Never use benzalkonium chloride solution on blistered/ cut skin.
• Consult your doctor before using benzalkonium chloride solution in children younger than 2 years.
• Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use. 
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients who are allergic to benzalkonium chloride or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to patients who have a deep puncture wound, animal bite or serious burns.

Frequently asked questions FOR OJEN

Benzalkonium Chloride

Q. Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride antifungal?
Yes, benzalkonium chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses
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Q. Is benzalkonium chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not bleach
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of benzalkonium chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.

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 safe in pregnancy?
Ofloxacin should not be used during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or you are planning for pregnancy as there are chances that it may damage the joints of the baby. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant.
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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 safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Ofloxacin passes into breast milk in small amounts. As there is a risk of side effects in the baby, breast feeding should be discontinued during treatment with ofloxacin or you should not take ofloxacin. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are breastfeeding.
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. Is ofloxacin for conjunctivitis (pink eye)?
Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat external eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye). Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for your infections.
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. Does ofloxacin treat ear infections?
Ofloxacin ear drops are available for the treatment of ear infections. However, ofloxacin tablets are not recommended for use in ear infections. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Ofloxacin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Please consult your doctor if you have urinary tract infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment before the start of any antibiotics.
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 milk?
There are no interactions reported when ofloxacin is taken with food or milk. It can be taken with or without food.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with alcohol?
Do not drink alcohol while taking ofloxacin as it may make you feel dizzy or sleepy and you may need to avoid driving or operate any machine.
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.
Q. Does ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) 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. Does ofloxacin ear drops expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ear drops do expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)