Eye: It is indicated for the treatment of external ocular infections such as acute & sub-acute conjunctivitis, keratitis, kerato-conjunctivitis, blepharo-conjunctivitis, blepharitis, corneal ulcer and pre-operative prophylaxis in ocular surgery.
Ear: It is indicated for the treatment of external ear infections (otitis externa) and certain middle ear infections (otitis media).
Ofloxacin is a synthetic 4-fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent with bactericidal activity against a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms. Ofloxacin is thought to exert bactericidal effect by inhibiting DNA gyrase, an essential enzyme that is a critical catalyst in the duplication, transcription and repair of bacterial DNA.
Dosage & Administration
Eye: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) every 2 to 4 hours for the first two days and then 4 times daily. The length of treatment should not exceed ten days.
Ear: Instill 1-2 drops in the affected ear(s) twice daily or as needed.
It is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to Ofloxacin or any other component of this preparation.
Eye: Transient ocular irritation, burning, stinging, redness, itching or photophobia have been reported.
Ear: Mild irritation or mild discomfort in the ear may occur. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling or trouble breathing.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in pregnancy: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Use in lactation: It is not known whether Ofloxacin is excreted in human milk. Cautions should be taken when Ofloxacin eye & ear drops is administered during lactation.
Precautions & Warnings
Prolonged use of eye drops & ear drops may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms and secondary infection respectively.
4-Quinolone preparations, Ophthalmic antibacterial drugs
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- Porta ac consectetur ac
- Vestibulum at eros