Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone is a combination of two medicines: Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone1 and Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone2. Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone1 is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. This treats your infection. Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone2 is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness, swelling and itching.
Ciprozen D Eye Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone. It is used to treat bacterial infections of eye. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria in the eye by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.
Q. Is it safe to use Ciprozen D Eye Ointment?
Yes, Ciprozen D Eye Ointment is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted common side effects like eye irritation, eye discomfort and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. What precautions need to be taken while using these eye drops?
Before using ciprofloxacin, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you might be having. Let him know if you are allergic to ciprofloxacin or other quinolones (e.g., levofloxacin, moxifloxacin). This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Q. Can the use of Ciprozen D Eye Ointment cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Ciprozen D Eye Ointment can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. How long should you wait for before putting the other eye drops?
If you are putting in more than one drop or more than one type of eye drop, wait for five minutes before putting the next drop in. Doing this will allow the first drop to get absorbed into the eye.
Q. How long does Ciprozen D Eye Ointment takes to work?
Usually, Ciprozen D Eye Ointment starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. Can I stop taking Ciprozen D Eye Ointment when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Ciprozen D Eye Ointment and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ciprozen D Eye Ointment?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 15th Sep 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.