Application: Eye infection in children and adults
Drug forms of ofloxacin
- Pills, eye drops, ear drops
Medication Information Ofloxacin Eye Drops
Ofloxacin eye drops are prescribed for bacterial infections. These eye drops are used to kill the bacteria that cause eye infections. Conjunctivitis is the most common form of eye infection; In conjunctivitis, the eye becomes inflamed and the person feels itchy in the eye. In this disease, watery discharge from the eye is more than usual. The whites of the eyes may become red and the eyelids may become swollen. At the beginning of the disease, only one eye may be involved, but later, the infection spreads to both eyes.
In most cases, infectious conjunctivitis goes away within a few days without treatment. For the treatment of more severe infections, an antibiotic such as ofloxacin eye drops may be helpful.
If you are interested in learning more about other forms of afloxacin, such as ofloxacin ear drops and ofloxacin tablets, you can refer to the relevant page.
Dosage and method of taking ofloxacin eye drops
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with ofloxacin eye drops. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- Use ofloxacin eye drops regularly and at a set time to be most effective for you and your eye infection treatment.
- This drug, like all other antibiotics, should be used for a full course of treatment; Do not stop taking it all at once.
- When buying medicine, pay attention to your doctor’s prescription to buy exactly the eye product (ofloxacin eye drops) that your doctor has prescribed for you; Also pay attention to your doctor’s prescription for the amount and number of times you take this medicine.
How to use ofloxacin eye drops
- Wash your hands thoroughly before using ofloxacin eye drops.
- Open the bottle cap.
- Turn your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down, bring the eye drop close to your eye, and squeeze a drop of the drug into your eye by squeezing the bottle.
- Close your eyes for a minute or two and gently roll your eyes.
- If you have been told to use the drops on both eyes, repeat the process for the other eye.
- Close the lid of the eye drops.
Contraindications to the use of ofloxacin eye drops
- Note the expiration date of ofloxacin eye drops, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
- Never give ofloxacin eye drops to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with ofloxacin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Take ofloxacin eye drops during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of afloxacin eye drops on driving and working with machines
Ofloxacin may cause blurred vision, in which case avoid driving or operating machinery.
Drug Interactions Ofloxacin eye drops
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Special warnings and precautions when taking ofloxacin eye drops
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ofloxacin eye drops:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have any heart disease or unusual heartbeat.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to drops or other antibiotics.
Side effects of ofloxacin eye drops
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Irritation, redness or discomfort of the eye (such as dryness or itching): These symptoms are usually mild and transient after taking this eye drop.
- Blurred vision: If this happens to you, avoid driving until your full vision returns.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of ofloxacin eye drops.
Excessive use of ofloxacin eye drops (drug poisoning)
- Do not take ofloxacin more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of ofloxacin eye drops
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
- Discard the eye drop bottle after treatment with ofloxacin drops, even if some medicine remains. Sterile ocular products can not be stored for a long time.