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Oflox D Eye Drops 1oml is a combination medication used to treat bacterial infections and reduces allergic conditions of the eye. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredients of Oflox D Eye Drops 1oml are Ofloxacin 0.3% w/v and Dexamethasone 0.1% w/v.
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone which acts by showing bactericidal activity against a wide range of gram negative and gram positive microorganisms and also restrain bacterial topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase enzymes.
On the other hand, Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid which helps to restrain the substances in the body which cause allergy and inflammation.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before application of Oflox D Eye Drops 1oml:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of these Oflox D Eye Drops 1oml. It is generally well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Oflox D Eye Drops 1oml can be administered through the eye (ophthalmic route).
Wash your hands before the application of Oflox D Eye drops 10ml. Tilt your head back and pull down the lower eyelid of the infected eye and instill the drops into the infected eye.
Do not instill more drops into the eye than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Try not to skip the dose, if you forget your dose, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t instill two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your eye and may lead to severe adverse effects.
For dosage follow the instructions given on the prescription or as suggested by your doctor or pharmacist.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental over dose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
Use the medication only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the application of Oflox D eye drops 10ml.
Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the application of Oflox D eye drops 10ml.
Ofloxacin: Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before taking these drops – it is not known whether this medicine may harm an unborn or not.
Dexamethasone: Exercise caution, Low birth weight, and premature births are the possible risks based on human data and risk of teratogenicity based on animal data.
Ofloxacin: Do not breastfeed after taking this medication because this drug may pass through breast milk and may harm a breastfeeding infant.
Dexamethasone: No studies on human data are available to assess the risk of infant harm, but there is a possible risk of decreased milk production based on limited human data.
Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may need your alertness because Oflox D Eye drops 10ml may impair your reactions or thinking.
Avoid taking theophylline, a diuretic or water pill, amiodarone, procainamide, sotalol, and others – this is not the complete list of possible drug interactions. Therefore, inform your doctor if you currently start or stop using any other medication during the treatment.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for certain conditions associated with decreased adrenal gland function.
Dexamethasone replaces a chemical made in the body. It stops or lowers irritation and swelling. It lowers or stops the bodys reaction to the allergen. It lowers the bodys harmful response to diseases of the immune system.
PO- The recommended dose range is 0.5 to 40mgday. It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
High blood sugar may cause diabetes while on this drug. This most often goes back to normal when this drug is stopped. Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Mood changes. Weight gain. Change in body fat. Weak bones with long-term use. Muscle weakness. Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth). Cataracts or glaucoma with long-term use. For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to dexamethasone or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Malaria infection in the brain or bad yeast infection.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Feeling very tired, weak, or touchy; trembling; having a fast heartbeat, confusion, sweating, or dizziness if you missed a dose or recently stopped this drug. Trouble breathing. Very upset stomach or throwing up. A big weight gain. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. If you have been exposed to chickenpox and have not had chickenpox or had a chickenpox vaccine. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store it at room temperature.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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