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Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops

Manufactured byHi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsOfloxacin
Description
Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that can be used as an eye and ear drop based on your doctor's instruction. As an eyedrop, this antibiotic is used to treat infections of the cornea (a transparent layer that covers the front part of the eye) and conjunctivitis or pink eye caused by bacteria. As an eardrop, this antibiotic is used to treat outer and middle ear infections caused by bacteria. It is also used to prevent ear infection after ear surgery. Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is effective against a large number of bacteria. It kills or prevents the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against eye infections caused by viruses. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. For the ease of remembering, use this eye/ear drops around the same time every day. You should wash your hands properly before administering Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops. Do not touch the tip of the dropper. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label and administer the drops into the affected organ exactly as directed. You will start to feel better in a couple of days after using this ofloxacin eye/ear drops.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops

  • Ear pain
  • Eye pain
  • Eye discomfort
  • Swelling of eyelids
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Redness of the eye
  • Ear discomfort

Uses of Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Otitis Externa
  • Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media
  • Acute otitis media
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Ofloxacin eye/ear drops start working within 24 hours of administration. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after using this eye/ear drops. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effects of ofloxacin eye/ear drops last for about 2 to 4 hours. You may have to administer your next dose after 2 to 4 hours as directed by your doctor/pharmacist.
  • 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 for Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    It is not known whether Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor that you are pregnant. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Inform your doctor that you are breast-feeding. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as severe itching/redness in the eye or ear, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, eye or ear pain or irritation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

It is not known whether Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor that you are pregnant. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Inform your doctor that you are breast-feeding. It is acceptable to use upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel ill after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Driving or operating machinery

Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops may cause short term blurring of vision, burning sensation or discomfort in the eyes when it is used. You should be cautious about these symptoms before driving a vehicle or operating machinery.

Use in children

Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is not recommended for use in children less than 1 year of age unless directed by your doctor.

Contact lens

Do not wear contact lenses when you are suffering from an eye infection.

Contamination

Do not touch the tip of the dropper or any other surface while administering Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops as this may lead to contamination of this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops.
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.
Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is for external use only. Administer it as directed by the doctor. Do not touch your eyes with unwashed hands. Avoid sharing items like eyeglasses, contact lenses, pillows, towels, clothes, eye or face makeup when you are infected. Use oflox eye/ear drops at around the same time daily for the ease of remembering. Ensure that the treatment course is completed.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Ofal 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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