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Ocuflox Patient Information including How Should I Take

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.

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