Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5

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Medicine Overview of Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5

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Uses of Gatifloxacin

Gatifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Gatifloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Gatifloxacin

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 Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5 works

Gatifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.
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Uses of Loteprednol

Loteprednol is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders.
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Side effects of Loteprednol

Common

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Loteprednol

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 Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5 works

Loteprednol belongs to a class of medication called as ophthalmic corticosteroid. The exact mechanism of action is not known. They are thought to induce certain proteins (phospholipase A 2 inhibitory proteins) which inhibit the formation of other compounds like prostaglandin and leukotrienes which promote inflammation. As a result, the redness, swelling, and itching is relieved at the site of administration..

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Expert advice for Gatifloxacin

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Gatifloxacin immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.

Expert advice for Loteprednol

  • Do not start or continue loteprednol if you have increased pressure inside the eyes that cause visual problem (glaucoma), pain, redness, itching or inflammation in eyes, or after a recent cataract surgery.
  • Avoid using for more than 10 days.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5 is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

To further reduce its risk, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
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Driving
Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5 may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.

Patient should wait until the vision clears before driving or using machines.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Zylopre
d 0.3% w/v/0.5 in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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Frequently asked questions for Zylopred 0.3% w/v/0.5

Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

Q. What does Gatifloxacin treat?
Gatifloxacin treats bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis or red eye) in adults and children older than 1 year of age
Q. Is gatifloxacin the same as ofloxacin?
Both gatifloxacin and ofloxacin belongs to the different class, i.e. gatifloxacin is second-generation fluoroquinolone whereas ofloxacin is older and first-generation, but their effect may vary upon individual condition or response
Q. Is Gatifloxacin the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for Gatifloxacin eye solution
Q. Does Gatifloxacin contain sulfa?
Gatifloxacin does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Q. Is Gatifloxacin banned in India?
Gatifloxacin is banned in India for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable. Its use as eye drop is not banned.
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Frequently asked questions for Loteprednol

Q. What is Loteprednol/Loteprednol etabonate?
Loteprednol is a corticosteroid available as an eye drop that reduces inflammation of superficial structures of the eye.

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