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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic

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Ocuflox is an ophthalmic preparation containing fluoroquinolone antibiotic as the main ingredient. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic having bactericidal activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It functions by preventing bacterial infections of the eyeball, conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers either by killing susceptible bacteria or by inhibiting their growth. 1 to 2 drops of Ocuflox is instilled in both the eyes after every 4 hours.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
1 Bottle Ocuflox 0.3% Solution(5ml Bottle) $17.99 $17.99
3 Bottle Ocuflox 0.3% Solution(5ml Bottle) $53.99 $18.00

Ocuflox functions by inhibiting bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme. The function of this enzyme is to insert negative super coils into bacterial DNA. Due to inhibition of this enzyme DNA synthesis in bacteria is stopped which leads to bacterial death.

Ocuflox is contraindicated in following conditions such as-

  • This eye drop is contraindicated for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • A person suffering from liver and kidney diseases should not consume this medication.
  • Pregnant women should not consume this medication.
  • Breast feeding mothers should not take this drug.
  • Avoid this drug in case of people suffering from epilepsy and seizures.
  • If a person is allergic to fluoroquinolone then he/ she should not use this eye drop.
  • Avoid this eye drop if suffering from macular edema.

Various drugs that should not be consumed with Ocuflox are-

  • Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs- Ibuprofen, Paracetamol
  • Anti convulsive drugs- Phenytoin, Carbamazepine

Storage conditions of Ocuflox

  • This drug should be stored at room temperature in cool and dry place.
  • It should be stored away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • It should be kept away from children and pets.

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Instill 1 to 2 drops in your eyes after every 2 to 4 hours for first 2 days, and then instill 4 times daily for 8 days.

If a dose is missed then instill the drops in eyes as soon as you remember. If it is the time for the next dose, then skip missed dose and continue your routine normally.

In case if an overdose of this eye drop is instilled then, some overdose symptoms may occur such as-

  • Blurred vision
  • Itching in the  eyes
  • Redness of eyes

If any of these symptoms occur then, consult a nearby doctor.

Ocuflox may exhibit various side effects such as a person may feel itching in the eyes, a slight swelling and pain in eyes.

Various safety tips that should be followed while consuming this drug are-

  • Avoid consumption of grapefruit or grape juice while using this eye drop.
  • This eye drop should not be used if the person is wearing contact lenses.
  • Do not contaminate the eye dropper with hands, always use a sterile dropper.
  • Wash your face properly before using the eye drops.