What is Ocuflox?
Ofloxacin Ofloxacin is an fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic used to fight organisms that harbor bacteria.Ocuflox (for treatment of the eye) can be used to treat bacterial infections in the eyes.Ocuflox can also be used to treat a corneal ulcer in the eye.
Ofloxacin is not a treatment for an infection caused by a virus or fungal eye infection. in the eyes.Ocuflox can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.
Side effects of Ocuflox
Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,
Ocuflox could cause serious adverse effects. Contact your physician immediately if you suffer from:
- Extreme burning, stinging, or irritation following the use of Ocuflox;
- Eye pain in the eye;
- Eye swelling, redness, intense discomfort, bleeding, or crusting (which may be a sign of an infection) as well as
- Severe skin reaction: severe skin reaction, fever, sore throat, swelling on your tongue or face, burning eyes, and skin irritation that is followed by the appearance of a purple or red skin rash that spreads (especially on the face and the upper part of the body) and can cause blisters and peeling.
Common adverse consequences of Ocuflox can include:
- Blurred vision
- Eye discomfort
- Slight burning, stinging, or any other discomfort
- Eye irritation, redness, itching, or watering
- Eyes that are puffy or red.
- The eyes of your eyes have a higher sensitivity to light
- Dry eyes, feeling as if you have something stuck in your eyes.
This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Follow the instructions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your health professionals about your allergies, medical conditions, and any other medications you take.
Before you Take this Drug
It is not recommended to use Ocuflox in the event that you are allergic to fluoroquinolones or ofloxacin (ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, moxifloxacin, and others).
Don't use this medication to treat a fungal or viral infection of the eye. Ocuflox is used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria in the eyeIt's not known whether this medicine will impact babies who are still in the womb. Contact your physician if are planning to have a baby.
It is unclear if ofloxacin is absorbed by breast milk or may affect the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding.Ofloxacin eye drops (solution) are not allowed for use by people younger than one year old.
How to Take Ocuflox?
Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Don't use this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer period than the recommended time.
Use this medication only when wearing contact lenses. Ocuflox could contain a preservative that could alter the colour of contact lenses. Make sure to wait for at least 15 minutes following the use of the medicine before putting it in the contact lens.
Cleanse your hands prior to using drops for your eyes.
To apply drops to the eyes:
- Adjust your head a bit, and then pull your lower eyelids to create a tiny pocket. Keep the dropper over the eye, with the tip to the side. Take a look upwards to the side away from where you are holding it, and squeeze out one drop.
- You can close your eyes for two or three minutes with your head down without blinking or squinting. Make sure to gently press your finger on the inside of your eye for approximately one minute to stop the fluid from draining into the tear duct.
- Make sure you only use the number of drops that your doctor has advised. If you take several drops at once, allow at least 5 minutes between the drops.
- Take at least 10 minutes prior to using any eye drop or drops your physician has recommended.
In the case of treating a corneal ulcer, for example, you might have to get up from bed at least every four to six hours in order to apply the treatment. Follow the dosing guidelines of your physician extremely carefully. There may be a white growth on the ulcer. This is a sign the medication is working and is not harmful. The buildup should disappear within a few days or weeks after treatment.
Don't touch the tip on the dropper for your eyes or put it directly in your eyes. A dropper that is contaminated could affect your eyes and cause serious vision problems.Don't use eye drops if the solution is changing colour or has particles present. Contact your pharmacist to inquire about a new medication.
Storage at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don't freeze. Close the bottle when not being used.
What Happens If I Miss a Dose?
Take the missed dose when you remember. Do not take any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
What Happens If I Overdose?
A dose of Ocuflox isn't likely to pose a danger. Get medical attention immediately or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the medicine.
What Should be Avoided?
Wear contact lenses only until you have no signs of infection in your eyes.
Ocuflox could cause blurred vision and affect your thinking or reactions. Be cautious when driving or engaging in activities that require the user to remain aware and in a position to clearly see.Do not take any other eye medications unless your physician advises you to.
Interaction with Other Drugs
It's not likely that other medicines that you inject or take orally will affect ofloxacin, which is used to treat eye problems. However, many medications can interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health care providers about the medications you take, including those that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.