Medicine Overview of Protoflox Eye Drop
Protoflox Eye Drop is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.
Side Effects of Protoflox are Burning sensation in eye, Eye discomfort.
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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.
Protoflox Eye Drop is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause eye infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
In Depth Information on Protoflox Eye Drop
- You have been prescribed Protoflox Eye Drop 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.
Protoflox Eye Drop related warnings
No interaction found/established
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Protoflox Eye 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.
Protoflox Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Protoflox Eye Drop may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
If you miss a dose of Protoflox Eye Drop, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Protoflox Eye Drop
Q. Is Protoflox a penicillin?
Protoflox is not a penicillin. Protoflox belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is Protoflox a painkiller?
Protoflox is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is Protoflox a sulfa drug?
Protoflox is not a sulfa drug. Protoflox belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Protoflox contain sulfa?
Protoflox does not contain sulfa. Protoflox belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Protoflox affect birth control?
Protoflox does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Protoflox 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 Protoflox contain penicillin?
Protoflox does not contain penicillin. Protoflox belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does Protoflox treat chlamydia?
Protoflox 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 Protoflox expire?
Yes, Protoflox 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 Protoflox used for?
Protoflox 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 Protoflox a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Protoflox is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Can I take Protoflox with paracetamol?
Protoflox 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 Protoflox with ibuprofen?
Protoflox 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 Protoflox. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Protoflox an antibiotic?
Protoflox is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Protoflox bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Protoflox is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
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