Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)
What is Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) used for?
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) are used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, and ear infections caused by bacteria, such as swimmer's ear and infections of the middle ear or ear canal. The active ingredient in this product is a type of quinolone antibiotic, which works by preventing the bacteria from growing.
How should I use Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)?
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) should be applied directly to the area requiring treatment, whether it's the ear or the eye. To apply it to the eye, you should pull down the lower eyelid to form a pouch. Apply the prescribed amount of drops to the pouch, usually 1 drop or more. Gently press the corner of the eye, next to the nose for 1 minute, to prevent the medication from dripping out. Repeat for the other eye if necessary. If you are treating an ear infection, you should lie down, with your ear facing upwards. Apply the drops to the ear, and stay in this position for 1 to 2 minutes, to help the ear to absorb the medication.
What are the side effects of Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)?
Side effects of Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) include:
Consult your physician if you become worried about any side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.