Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic) are antibiotic eye drops that belong to a group of drugs known as fluoroquinolones. This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of bacterial eye infections. It is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Ocuflox and Oflox (made by Allergan).
Important Information about Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic)
You must not use Ofloxacin Opthalmic (Ocuflox, Oflox) if you are allergic to it. Prior to using Ofloxacin eye drops, let your doctor know about your medical history, especially of other eye problems, and contact lens use. Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after administering these medicinal eye drops. Do not take part in any activities which require proper and clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while using Ofloxacin Opthalmic.
If you are a pregnant or breast feeding woman, consult your doctor before using Ofloxacin Opthalmic.
Always store Ofloxacin Opthalmic in a cool and dry place, preferably at room temperature. Keep away from heart, moisture, children and pets.
Before taking Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic)
Prior to using Ofloxacin Opthalmic, take care of the precautions listed above.
How should I use Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic)?
Apply Ofloxacin eye drops (Ocufolx, Oflox) strictly as prescribed by your doctor. Never alter the dosage by any amount or use it for longer than prescribed period. All medications come with a patient leaflet that contains complete information about the drug. Read it carefully for more details.
Applying Ofloxacin eye drops is very simple. Do not wear contact lenses while using this medicine. If you are using other Opthalmic medication, wait at least 10 minutes before administering. Ensure a high level of hygiene while handling eye drops bottle and dropper. Do not touch the tip of the bottle or dropper as there is a high possibility of contamination. Use this medicine regularly as prescribed for best results. Store the eye drops in a cool and dark place.
What if I miss a dose of Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic)?
Don’t miss even a single dose of Ofloxacin Opthalmic or any medication, especially antibiotics. However, if you miss a dose of Ofloxacin Opthalmic for any reasons, apply it as soon as you remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Don’t take two doses very close to each other to make up for the missed dose.
What to do if I over dose?
If you overdose on Ofloxacin Opthalmic, get emergency medical help or contact the Poison Help Line by dialing 1-800-222-1222.
Things to avoid while taking Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic)
Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after administering Ofloxacin eye drops. Do not take part in any activities that require proper and clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Also, avoid or limit alcohol consumption while using this medicine
Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic) Side Effects
Ofloxacin eye drops may temporarily cause stinging or burning in your eyes for a couple of minutes at most. Some common side effects include eye discomfort, itching, redness, tearing, eyelid crusting, feeling as if something is in your eye, blurred vision, a bad taste in your mouth, or sensitivity to light. Stop using this medicine and get medical attention right away if any of these effects persist or deteriorate.
You may notice white crystal in the treated eye after the initial days of using Ofloxacin eye drops, but the condition is harmless and will go away usually in a few weeks. If you notice any serious side effects due to this medicine, get medical attention right away. If you use Ofloxacin eye drops for a long period, you may get a new fungal eye infection. Limit the use of this medicine to the prescribed period
The above list of side effects is not a complete one and there may be other side effects. You may contact the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088 and report your side effects.
Oflox – 5 ml (Ofloxacin Opthalmic) drug interactions
Do not use other opthlamic drops while using Ofloxacin antibiotic eye drops unless, or otherwise advised by your doctor. There may be other drugs which can interact with this medication. Always consult your doctor before starting a new medication and before stopping or altering the course of any existing one