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Zoxan-D Eye/Ear Drops

Manufactured byFDC Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsCiprofloxacin (0.3 %w/v) + Dexamethasone (0.1 %w/v)
Description

Zoxan-D Eye/Ear Drops is a combination medicine indicated for the treatment of postoperative eye conditions (swelling, pain, redness, etc.) which are responsive to steroids and where bacterial infections or risks of bacterial infections exist. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age. It may also be used to treat certain infections of the ear canal caused by susceptible bacteria.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zoxan-D Eye/Ear Drops

  • Abdominal pain
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Loss of vision or blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Eye irritation and discomfort
  • Dizziness

Uses of Zoxan-D Eye/Ear Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions
  • Steroid-responsive inflammatory auricular conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken 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 using 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 if you have a known allergy to ciprofloxacin, any other medicines belonging to the drug class fluoroquinolones, dexamethasone, any other glucocorticoids, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Systemic Fungal Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting any internal organs/organs in the body.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using 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 using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Contact lenses

Your doctor may ask you to stop the usage of contact lenses for up to a few days prior to the surgery and for up to a few days to a few months post-surgery depending on the type of eye surgery performed. If you are able to use contact lenses post-surgery, they should be removed prior to the administration of the eye drops. You are advised to wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes post administration of the eye drops before re-inserting the lenses.

Skin rash

This medicine may cause a skin rash or other signs and symptoms of allergic reactions. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your 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

Ketorolac

Disease interactions

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of cataracts, glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Ocular herpes infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition of the patient.
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
Ciprofloxacin 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. Dexamethasone works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives, Ophthalmic preparations, Quinolones, Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

Dexamethasone Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 24 April 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682869.html

Dexamethasone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 24 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01234

Ciprofloxacin: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 20 February 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a688016.html

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 28 February 2018]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/ciplox-d-eye-drops
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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Nov 2018

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