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Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye or ear. It stops the growth of the bacteria.

Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops is to be used only in the affected eye or ear in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The most common side effects include irritation at the application site. If this side effect persists for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine in the eye as it may cause blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops

Side effects of Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops

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 Zoflo-B

  • Application site irritation

How to use Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops

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/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops works

Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops is a combination of two medicines: Betamethasone and Ofloxacin. Betamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye/ear red, swollen and itchy. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. This treats your eye/ear infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops 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
Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops 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
Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Zoflo-B Eye/Ear Drops is used to treat bacterial infections and inflammation of the eye/ear.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication 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.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

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Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Get ur eye examination done by doc. It cud b normal also
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FAQs

Q. How long does Zoflo-B takes to work?

Usually, Zoflo-B starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. How to use Zoflo-B?

Wash your hands before applying Zoflo-B to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Zoflo-B. For applying Zoflo-B tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Zoflo-B.

Q. Can Zoflo-B increase sensitivity to sunlight?

Yes, Zoflo-B contains ofloxacin, which may increase sensitivity to sunlight. You should avoid direct exposure to sunlight while using Zoflo-B.

Q. Can I take Zoflo-B for a long period of time?

Avoid the use of Zoflo-B for a long period of time. Long-term use of Zoflo-B may result in a bacterial infection that does not respond to Zoflo-B.

Q. Can I drive and operate machines after using Zoflo-B?

No, avoid driving and operating machinery just after using Zoflo-B. Your eyesight might be blurred for a short period of time.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dosage of Zoflo-B be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended dosage does not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zoflo-B?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Zoflo-B when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Zoflo-B 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

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Country of Origin: India
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