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Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment

Manufactured byYash Pharma Laboratories
ContainsGatifloxacin
Description

Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment is used to treat eye infections such as bacterial conjunctivitis. You should not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine. You should avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to other quinolones. It is also used to treat lung infections such as community-acquired pneumonia, and bronchitis. Use with caution in the elderly population as it increases the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture.

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Substitutes

List of substitutes for Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment

Gatiquin 0.3% Eye Ointment
Cipla Ltd.
Microgat 0.3% Eye Ointment
Micro Labs Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment

  • Discharge from eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye pain
  • Eye swelling
  • Dry eyes

Uses of Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Cystitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of oral administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    This effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who are breastfeeding due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.

Allergy

Avoid taking Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment if you have a known allergy to this medicine or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Avoid taking if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who are breastfeeding due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.
General warnings

Drug-resistance

Usage of Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

Contact lenses

Do not wear contact lenses while you are taking Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment eye drops or having bacterial conjunctivitis.

Pediatric use

The safety and efficacy of tablet and intravenous forms of this medicines is not established in children less than 18 years.

Elderly population

Use with caution in the elderly population with impaired kidney function and diabetes.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of 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

Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

Digoxin

Disease interactions

Diabetes

Use with caution in patients with diabetes as this medicine may lead to increase or decrease in blood glucose levels. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

QT Prolongation

Avoid using Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment before completion of course.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Ocugate 0.3% Eye Ointment works by inhibiting an enzyme required for a bacterial DNA to replicate.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Quinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 7 March 2017]. Available from:

https://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/06p0245/06P-0245-EC12-Attach-1.pdf

DailyMed - Gatifloxacin solution/ drops [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 7 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=14312de6-67d4-4de2-854c-ef764090dd83

Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 7 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a605012.html

Gatifloxacin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01044
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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Nov 2017

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