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Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment

Manufactured byEntod Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsOfloxacin
Description
Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat eye infections. It is used to treat infection of the cornea (a transparent layer that covers the front part of the eye) and conjunctivitis or pink eye caused by bacteria. Pink eye can easily spread by direct or indirect contact with an infected person. This eye ointment 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, apply Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment around the same time every day. You should wash your hands properly before applying Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the tube close to the eye with the tip facing downwards and squeeze it. Close your eyes for 2 to 3 minutes and repeat the same for the next dose. You will start to feel better in a couple of days after using the ofloxacin eye ointment.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment

Oflox 0.3% Eye Ointment
Cipla Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment

  • Eye irritation
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye discharge
  • Eye discomfort

Uses of Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Ulcers
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Ofloxacin eye ointment starts working within 24 hours of use. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after using the ofloxacin eye ointment. 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 ointment last for about 4 to 6 hours.
  • 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 Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    It is not known whether Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment 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 Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment 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 Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment 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, eye irritation, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

It is not known whether Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment 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 Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment 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 Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment, 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

Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment 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

Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment 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.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment. 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 Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment.
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.
Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment is for external use only. Use 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 this eye ointment 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
Omeflox 0.3% Eye Ointment stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Antibiotics, Quinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

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