OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g

 85.80

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Drug Strength: 0.3%w/w
Drug Form : Eye Ointment
Pack Size : 3.5g
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Ofloxacin:0.3%w/w | Antibacterials

Manufactured / Marketed By : Remington Product Form : Eye OintmentPack Size : 3.5gIngredients : Ofloxacin:0.3%w/wGeneric Category : Antibacterials

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How it works

OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g works by inhibiting an enzyme required for the bacterial DNA to replicate, thus inhibiting bacterial cell division.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g

  • Abdominal pain severe
  • Anxiety severe
  • Black or tarry stools severe
  • Confusion severe
  • Diarrhea severe
  • Fever severe
  • Painful urination severe
  • Decreased appetite severe
  • Joint pain severe
  • Change in taste
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Runny Nose

Uses of OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cystitis

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g is used in the treatment of cystitis, a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, or Klebsiella pneumoniae.

  • Pyelonephritis

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis, a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, or Klebsiella pneumoniae.

  • Urethritis

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g is used in the treatment of Nongonococcal urethritis which is an inflammation of urethra caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or Klebsiella.

  • Skin and Structure Infection

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g is used in the treatment of Skin and Structure infections such as cellulitis, wound infection, and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.

  • Pneumonia

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g is used in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia which is the most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.

  • Bronchitis

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, or some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 16 to 20 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary since it may affect the development of the infant's joints. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects such as diarrhea or diaper rash.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g or any other fluoroquinolones.

  • Tendinitis or tendon rupture

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of tendon rupture or tendinitis (a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to the bone becomes inflamed) since it may worsen the patient's condition.

  • Myasthenia gravis

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary since it may affect the development of the infant's joints. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects such as diarrhea or diaper rash.

General Warnings
  • Tendinitis and Tendon ruputure

    Use of OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g will increase the risk of developing tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after the treatment. This may affect your shoulders, hands, ankles, or other parts of your body. You are at a higher risk if you are more than 60 years of age or if you have undergone a transplant of kidney, heart, or lung. You are also at a higher risk if you are on corticosteroids like dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • Drug-resistance

    Usage of OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing benefits and may even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

  • Choice of treatment

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g can be used to treat acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis or uncomplicated cystitis, but only as a last resort. This drug should be used only if you have no alternative treatment options for the above-mentioned conditions.

  • Drowsiness

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g may cause dizziness or sleepiness and interfere with eyesight. Hence it is advised not to drive vehicles and operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine.

  • Photosensitivity

    This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights. You are advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing to avoid adverse reactions to sunlight during treatment with this medicine.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Oral forms: The missed dose of OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose. Since OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g injection is mostly administered by a healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

  • Overdose

    Oral forms: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Escitalopram severe
  • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
  • Corticosteroids severe
  • Quinidine severe
  • Aspirin moderate
  • Antidiabetic drugs moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder and other central nervous system abnormalities since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients with heart diseases or electrolyte disturbances and elderly patients. Report any incidence of discomfort in the chest, heart palpitations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g should be used with caution in patients with renal diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Take OFLO 0.3% Eye Ointment 3.5g with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

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