Ciplox 0.3 % Eye Ointment

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
Description

Ciplox 0.3 % Eye Ointment is an antibiotic that is used in the treatment of eye infection (conjunctivitis) caused by certain types of bacteria. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Ciplox 0.3 % Eye Ointment

Zoxan 0.3 % Eye Ointment
Fdc Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ciplox 0.3 % Eye Ointment

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Redness of the eye
  • Eye discomfort
  • Burning or itching of eyes
  • Dry eye
  • Swelling of the eye lid

Uses of Ciplox 0.3 % Eye Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before administering this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before administering this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ciprofloxacin, any other fluoroquinolones, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before administering this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before administering this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.
General warnings

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing benefits and may even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision in some patients. If you experience blurred vision during treatment with this medicine, it is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery until your vision is clear.

Contact lens

Usage of contact lens is not recommended if any signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis such as eye redness, irritation, drainage, etc. are present.

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Contamination

Do not touch the tip of the ointment tube to any surface since this may lead to contamination by bacteria. Patients are advised to take all hygienic precautions to ensure that the medicine is not contaminated.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not administer a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting an enzyme required for the bacterial DNA to replicate. This blocks the multiplication and growth and results in the eventual death of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Quinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Pharma.us.novartis.com. 2018 [cited 19 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/ciloxan_ointment.pdf

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 19 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/020369s022lbl.pdf
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