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Ocuflox Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
- What are the possible side effects of ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
- Who should not use ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
- How should I use ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ocuflox)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ocuflox)?
- What should I avoid while using ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
- What other drugs will affect ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
- Where can I get more information?
Who should not use ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
Do not use ofloxacin ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.
It is not known whether ofloxacin ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use ofloxacin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether ofloxacin ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use ofloxacin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
Use ofloxacin ophthalmic eyedrops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before using the eyedrops.
To apply the eyedrops:
- Shake the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.
If you are using ofloxacin ophthalmic to treat a corneal ulcer, you may notice a whitish buildup on the ulcer. This means that the medication is working; it is not a harmful development.
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.
Store ofloxacin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.
Additional Ocuflox Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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