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OTOFLU 0.3%W/V/0.02%W/V EYE DROPS

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Otoflu 0.3%w/v/0.02%w/v eye drops is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Otoflu 0.3%w/v/0.02%w/v eye drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for OTOFLU

Fluconazole(0.3% w/v)

Uses

Fluconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Fluconazole belongs to class of antifungals called triazoles. Fluconazole acts mainly by preventing the growth of fungi. It interacts with chemicals inside the fungus and prevents the synthesis of an essential component of fungal cell membrane (ergosterol); this results in leakage of cellular contents from fungal cell, ultimately killing the fungi.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Facial swelling, Bruise, Bleeding, Blisters on skin, Convulsion, Dark colored urine, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Heartburn, Influenza like symptoms, Loss of appetite, Itching, Urticaria, Weakness, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye
Benzalkonium Chloride(0.02% 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

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Expert advice for OTOFLU

  • Do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you have penile sores, ulcers or blisters or if you have an abnormal penile discharge (leakage), if you have pain on passing urine or if your penis has started to smell (odor).
  • Consult your doctor if the symptoms have not been relieved within one week of taking fluconazole.
  • Do not take alcohol while you are having this medication.
  • If you're on birth control pills, Fluconazole can make them less effective. Consider using another method (condoms, diaphragms) along with the pills.

Frequently asked questions for OTOFLU

Fluconazole

Q.Are fluconazole/ Flucos 150/Zocon kit/ Forcan/Syscan150 safe?
Yes, fluconazole (also available Flucos 150/Zocon kit/ Forcan/Syscan150) is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is fluconazole a steroid?
No, fluconazole is not a steroid. It belongs to bis-triazole class of antifungal agents

Q.Can fluconazole be used for conditions such as UTI (urinary tract infections), BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, bladder infections?
Fluconazole can be taken in fungal infections of the urinary tract, which themselves are rare. Fluconazole is not recommended in BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms and bladder infections

Q.Can fluconazole be taken with oral contraceptives or birth control pills?
Yes, fluconazole can be taken with contraceptives and birth control pills

Q.Can fluconazole be taken with drugs such as azithromycin and metronidazole?
Yes, fluconazole can be safely taken with azithromycin and metronidazole. A combination kit with agents of similar class is available for vaginal infections

Q.Can fluconazole cause hair loss?
No, fluconazole does not cause hair loss. However, if you experience such side effects, please consult your doctor.

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

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)