Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)
What is Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) used for?
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic prescribed to treat eye or ear infections caused by bacteria. The medication operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)?
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is two daily administrations for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual instructions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Before using the medication, always shake the bottle gently to mix its contents. If you are treating an eye infection tilt your head back slightly, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispense one drop into the eye. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. If you are treating an ear infection lay on your side so that the ear being treated is facing upward, hold the bottle over the ear, then dispense one drop into th ear. Remain sideways for one or two minutes to allow the solution to penetrate the ear canal. Never allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces as this may cause contamination. Observe the solution prior to use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are severe pain or stinging sensations, intense skin rashes, discharge or crusting of the eyes or ears, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to ofloxacin, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have heart disease, cardiovascular disease, or abnormal electrolyte levels as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses prior to using the medication.
Strictly use Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.