Ocuflox drops are ophthalmic antibiotic drops. Ocuflox fall under fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It is against bacterial infects that affect eyes. It either kills the bacteria or arrests their growth.
It is used in the patients who are 1 year of age or older.
Uses of Ocuflox
Ocuflox drop is used to treat or prevent infections of eyes that are associated with conjunctivitis as well as corneal ulcers that are caused by certain bacteria.
How to use Ocuflox drops?
You must use Ocuflox drops as your doctor has directed. The directions for use are:
- Wash your eyes and hands. Tilt the head back. With index finger, pull lower eyelid away from your eye. Now, drop the medicine (number of drops designated by the doctor) and close the eyes gently.
- With your finger apply gentle pressure on the inside corner of your eyelid for about 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink the eye.
- Wipe away excess medicine.
- Do not touch the eye.
- Prevent touching the applicator tip with hands or on any other surface as it will contaminate the medicine.
- Use at the same time everyday for best results.
- Keep away from wearing contact lenses while using Ocuflox drops.
- Use Ocuflox drops for full course for complete removal of infection.
One must not use Ocuflux in following conditions:
- If allergic to any active ingredient of Ocuflux
- If allergic to fluoroquinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin
- It is contraindicated in children under 1 year of age.
To ensure a safe use of Ocuflux, you must tell you doctor beforehand if:
- You take any prescription or nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements or herbal preparations.
- If you are allergic to certain food items, drugs or other substances.
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Though any adverse effects are not known, but tell your doctor to be on a safer side.
- If you breastfeed a baby.
- These drops may lead to blurred vision. It is advisable to not to drive or do any unsafe task when you cannot see properly.
- Let your doctor know that you use Ocuflox drops before any medical or emergency care or prior to surgery.
- Tell your dentist that you take Ocuflux drops before receiving any dental procedure.
Side- Effects of Ocuflux
Ocuflux is associated with some minor as well as serious side-effects: They are:
Minor Side- Effects
- Blurred vision
- Discomfort in eyes
- Burning in eyes
- Itching, redness and stinging in eyes
- Eye pain
- Dry eyes
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Sensitivity to foreign body
Serious Side- Effects
- Allergic reactions (hives, rashes, swelling on lips, tongue and face, chest tightness and difficulty in breathing).
- Loss of consciousness
- Infection (sore throat, chills or fever)
- Unusual sensitivity to light
- Excessive redness