Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)
What is Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) used for?
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) is an antibiotic solution used to treat bacterial infections affecting the eyes or ears. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to eliminate the infection. It is typically used to treat conjunctivitis, swimmer's ear, or other similar infections. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)?
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) should always be used according to the instructions of your physician to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One drop is normally administered into the affected eye or ear twice daily for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks. The best regimen will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. If the drops are being applied to the eyes tilt your head backward, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye, and dispense one drop into the pocket that is formed. Slowly close the eye to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds so that it may be absorbed. When applying the medication to the ear lie down with the ear being treated facing up, dispense on drop into the ear, and remain sideways for one minute so that the solution can be absorbed into the ear canal. Wash your hands following each administration to prevent it from contacting any areas not being treated. Always observe the medication prior to each use to make sure it is not discolored or cloudy as this may indicate contamination. Do not stop using the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin)?
The use of Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe pain or irritation, crusting or discharge from the eye or ear, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your application frequency to prevent further problems from appearing.
Oflox Eye/Ear Drops (Ofloxacin) should not be used by patients who are allergic to ofloxacin, who have no lens in the eye, or who have a perforated ear drum. Also disclose if you are elderly, have heart disease, ulcers affecting the eye, or disturbed electrolyte levels as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.