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Ocuflox Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Ocuflox ophthalmic solution is an anti-infective prescription eye drop that your doctor may instruct you to use if you have an eye infection that may be caused by bacteria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of ulcers or sores on the cornea.

Ocuflox Dosage

  • You should be apply 1 or 2 drops every 2 to 4 hours for the first 2 days, then 4 times daily for the next five days.
  • For the first 2 days, you should be apply 1 or 2 drops to the affected eye every 30 minutes while awake; also get up 4 to 6 hours after retiring and apply 1 or 2 drops.

Uses of Ocuflox

  • Ofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, such as conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.
  • It may also be used to treats other infections those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Ocuflox

Before taken Ocuflox medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ocuflox. Side effects may include:

  • Local burning or discomfort
  • Allergic reaction
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Eye pain
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light

Warnings and precautions before taking Ocuflox:

  • If your eye infection does not improve within 7 days, or if it becomes worse, then you should consult with your doctor.
  • If you are using this medicine, then it may cause your eyes to become more sensitive to light than they are normally. So you should be wear sunglasses and you should also be avoiding too much exposure to bright light.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. You should also be discussed the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • You should also be used caution engaging in activities requiring clear vision such as driving or using machinery because your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Ocuflox with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ocuflox with the following:

  • Caffeine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin

The results of long-term overdosing of Ocuflox are unknown. But after using Ocuflox if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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