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Self-Quin Eye Drop

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Self-Quin Eye Drop is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Self-Quin Eye Drop is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. 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. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

It may cause eye discomfort, dry eyes and burning sensation in the eyes immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines. Do not wear contact lenses while using it.

Uses of Self-Quin Ophthalmic Solution

  • Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Self-Quin Ophthalmic Solution

In Bacterial eye infections

Self-Quin Eye Drop is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness caused due to eye infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Self-Quin Ophthalmic Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Self-Quin

  • Eye discomfort
  • Dry eye
  • Burning sensation

How to use Self-Quin Ophthalmic Solution

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.

How Self-Quin Ophthalmic Solution works

Self-Quin Eye Drop is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial eye infections by preventing the bacteria from dividing and repairing. It does so stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Self-Quin Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Self-Quin Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Self-Quin Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Self-Quin Eye Drop may make you feel dizzy or light-headed, you may experience a sudden, transient loss of vision, or you may faint for a short period. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Self-Quin Ophthalmic Solution?

If you miss a dose of Self-Quin 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Self-Quin Eye Drop
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Self-Quin 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Self-Quin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Selgelin, Jumex, Selgin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tizonec, Tidired, Tizakind
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I have CSCR in right eye From mar 17 and using navanac eye drop .should i chang my drop plz. Tell
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Drop is OK. Cscr is self limiting disease If not improving within 3 months consult retina specialist
Swelling on right eye since morning.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Eye drop zymer 2 drop both eye three time ( every 8 hour ) for 2-3 days
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Self-Quin Eye Drop when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Self-Quin Eye Drop and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 940-41.
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Expires on or after: January, 2021

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