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Eye infections are a common cause of conjunctivitis. In conjunctivitis, your eye becomes inflamed, feels gritty, and may water more than usual. The white of your eye may look red, and your eyelids may become swollen and stuck together with a discharge when you wake up in the morning. Only one eye may be infected to begin with, but it often spreads to both eyes. Most cases of infective conjunctivitis clear within a week or so without treatment. For more severe infections, or for infections which do not clear on their own, an antibiotic eye drop such as Ofoxin can be used.
home drugs a-z list side effects drug center Ofoxin ophthalmic solution (Ofoxin ophthalmic solution) drug
OFLOXACIN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION USP, 0.3%
- CrCl 20-50 mL/min: Give q24hr
- CrCl Enter a drug name and Ofoxin
What is Ofoxin?
Ofoxin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.
Ofoxin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, prostate, or urinary tract (bladder and kidneys). Ofoxin is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and Chlamydia and/or gonorrhea.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause serious or disabling side effects that may not be reversible. Ofoxin should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic.
Ofoxin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
Long term studies to determine the carcinogenic potential of Ofoxin have not been conducted.
Ofoxin was not mutagenic in the Ames test, in vitro and in vivo cytogenic assay, sister chromatid exchange assay (Chinese hamster and human cell lines), unscheduled DMA synthesis (UDS) assay using human fibroblasts, the dominant lethal assay, or mouse micronucleus assay. Ofoxin was positive in the UDS test using rat hepatocyte, and in the mouse lymphoma assay.
In fertility studies in rats, Ofoxin did not affect male or female fertility or morphological or reproductive performance at oral dosing up to 360 mg/kg/day (equivalent to 4000 times the maximum recommended daily ophthalmic dose).
Symptoms of an Ofoxin overdose may include:
- Hot and cold flashes
- Slurred speech
- Numbness or swelling of the face
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
You can get in touch with a poison control center at 800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Ofoxin?
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how Ofoxin will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor before using anti-diarrhea medicine.
Ofoxin could make you sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Tell your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun.
Generic Name: Ofoxin (Ophthalmic) (oh FLOKS a sin)Brand Name: Ocuflox
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 22, 2019.
Ofoxin eye drops may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- eye burning or discomfort
- eye stinging or redness
- tearing eyes
- sensitivity to light
- blurred vision
- dry eyes
How to use Ofoxin eye drops
- Wash your hands well before you use the drops.
- Remove the cap.
- Tilt your head back a little and pull the lower l >
What are the side effects of Ofoxin?
The most common side effects of Ofoxin include:
Allergic reactions have been described, such as hives and anaphylaxis (shock).
Other important side effects include symptoms of nervous system stimulation, such as:
Ofoxin may cause low or high blood sugar levels especially in people with diabetes who are taking insulin or oral hypoglycemic drugs.
Patients taking Ofoxin can develop skin sensitivity (photsensitivity) to direct sunlight and should avoid exposure to sunlight or use sun protection and sunscreens.
Ofoxin as well as other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, has been associated with tendinitis and even rupture of tendons, particularly the Achilles tendon. Some physicians recommend that patients discontinue vigorous exercise while they are taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Ofoxin should be used with caution in patients with central nervous system diseases such as seizures because rare seizures have been reported in patients receiving this medication.
Ofoxin should be avoided in children and adolescents under 18 years of age, as safe use in these patients have not been established.
Many antibiotics, including Ofoxin, can alter the normal bacteria in the colon and encourage overgrowth of a bacterium responsible for the development of inflammation of the colon (Clostridium difficile, pseudomembranous colitis). Pseudomembranous colitis can cause fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sometimes even shock.
Ofoxin should not be used in patients with myasthenia gravis because it can increase muscle weakness.