Is Ocuflox safe?
To make sure Ocuflox is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had: kidney disease; seizures a nerve disorder or paralysis; a head injury or brain tumour; low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia); or if you take a heart rhythm medicine such as quinidine (Quin-G), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), sotalol (Betapace), thioridazine (Mellaril), and others. FDA pregnancy category C. Ocuflox may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether ofloxacin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine. Ocuflox is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
How should I take Ocuflox?
Read all medication guides or instruction sheets and adhere to all instructions on your prescription label. Follow the medication's instructions exactly. Just before each use, thoroughly shake the eye drops. How to use eye drops: To make a tiny pocket, tilt your head back a little and pull down your lower eyelid. Tip down, hold the dropper above your eye. As you squeeze out a drop, turn your head to look up and away from the dropper, then close your eyes.
Utilize only the quantity of drops that your doctor has advised. Use it as directed; do not use more, less, or more frequently.
Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, you must apply the eye ointment at night. Just before applying the ointment, wash your hands. Apply the eye ointment by pulling your lower eyelid down and tilting your head back to create a small pocket. Hold the applicator tip close to your eye without touching it. You squeeze a ribbon of ointment into the pocket created by your lower eyelid, looking up and away from the applicator as you do so. For one to two minutes, close your eyes and roll them in a circle.
Avoid touching your hands, eyes, or other body parts with the eye drop or ointment bottle's tip. Wash it out thoroughly with lots of cool water if the drops or ointment get into your eye.
Do not touch the applicator tip of your medication to your eye, eyelid, or any other surface to avoid contaminating it with germs. When not in use, keep the container firmly closed. Keep your items at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep children and pets away from all medications. Unless specifically instructed to do so, avoid flushing medications down the toilet or pouring them into drains. When the product is no longer needed or has expired, dispose of it properly. Consult your pharmacist or the neighborhood waste management company.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medication as soon as you can. Never combine two doses at once.
What happens if I overdose?
Get immediate medical help or dial 1-800-222-1222 for poison help. Ocuflox overdose is not anticipated to be harmful. Seizures (convulsions) and headaches are a few examples of overdose symptoms.
What should I avoid while taking Ocuflox?
In the two hours before or after taking ofloxacin, avoid taking iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives. Avoid being exposed to natural or artificial UV rays (tanning beds or sunlamps). Your skin may become sunburnt if you take ofloxacin, which increases sensitivity to sunlight. When you are outside, dress comfortably and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher). Until you know how this medication will affect you, avoid driving or engaging in other risky activities. Your reflexes might be slower.
Ocuflox side effects
If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives; trouble breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following: a rapid or irregular heartbeat, seizures (convulsions), severe vertigo, anxiety, sweating, or blurred vision.Mild skin rash or itching, blurred vision, or eye redness, burning, or stinging are examples of common side effects.There may be additional side effects; this is not a comprehensive list.
What other drugs will affect Ocuflox?
As you receive treatment with Ocuflox, be sure to let your doctor know about all of your current medications as well as any that you begin or stop taking, especially any seizure medication or warfarin (a blood thinner).