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Exocin Eye Drop 5ml

AlKhaleej Pharmacy
Rs.105.00

Uses

Exocin is an eye-drop used to treat external eye infections such as some types of conjunctivitis. Exocin belongs to a group of medicines called 4-quinolone antibacterial agents. Exocin is not recommended for use in infants below the age of one year.It is indicated in urinary tract infections, infections of the lower respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues, urethral and cervical gonorrhea, non-gonococcal urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), and cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix).

Gastrointestinal disturbances, skin reactions, CNS (nervous system) disturbances are some of its side effects. Hypersensitivity reactions, suicidal thoughts and behavior, peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage outside the brain), tendinitis (inflammation of tendons), and tendon rupture are also reported.

This drug is contraindicated in epilepsy (a disorder of brain with abnormal brain activity causing seizures) or lowered seizure threshold. It is also not indicated for growing adolescents and patients with a history of tendinitis (inflammation of tendons).

Precaution

Immediately discontinue treatment if CNS adverse effects occur, including psychiatric adverse reactions, or blood glucose disturbances occur and switch to a non fluoroquinolone antibiotic if possible

Precaution

Discontinue the drug immediately and avoid use of systemic fluoroquinolones in patients who experience any serious adverse reactions

Pregnancy

Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.

Drugs to avoid

Amiodarone, cholera vaccine, ferrous fumarate, ferrous sulfate, ondansetron, polysaccharide iron.

Expert Advice

Take with or without meals.
Do not take within 1 hour before or after taking dairy products, antacids or other medications.
Inform prescriber and discontinue medication if there is tendon pain/inflammation, burning redness/pain/swelling/irritation at infusion site, urticaria (outbreak of swollen pale red bumps on skin), facial swelling, difficulty in breathing or swallowing, loss of consciousness, chest pain palpitations (feeling of heart beating fastly and tingling.
Contact prescriber if there is increased sleepiness, tremors (shivering), agitation (nervousness), skin rash, changes in vision, difficulty in breathing, sore throat, chills, fever burning/itching on urination, white plaques in mouth, vaginal discharge or if there is worsening of condition.
Complete full course of therapy even if you feel better.
Take sufficient amounts of fluids (2-3 liters per day) to maintain hydration, unless restricted by the prescriber.
Avoid direct sunlight, wear sunscreen, protective eyewear and clothing to prevent photosensitivity (sensitivity reactions caused by exposure to sunlight

FAQS

Should ofloxacin be taken with food?
It can be taken with or without food.

What conditions are treated with ofloxacin?
Bacterial urinary tract infections and various bacterial skin infections are treated with ofloxacin.

When should I take ofloxacin?
If a single dose is taken, it is preferred to take it in the morning. If you are taking more than one dose take them after intervals of at least 12 hours.

How long does ofloxacin stay in the body?
Majority of the administered dose is excreted through the kidneys in 48 hours.

Does ofloxacin make you sleepy?
It may cause some people to become dizzy, lightheaded, drowsy, and less alert.


Product Name: Exocin Ophthalmic Sol 0.3% 5ml

Product Form: Ophthalmic Solution

Pack Size: 5ml

Marketed By: BARRETT HODGSON PAKISTAN (PVT) LTD

Generic Category: Anti-Infective

Ingredients: Ofloxacin