Ocuflox opht (Ocufloxacin) is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial eye infections. Bacterial eye infections cause pain, increased sensitivity to light, redness, and a feeling that something is in the eye. There may also be a yellow, green, bloody, or watery discharge from the eye. Ocuflox opht is also used to treat an eye cornea ulcer. Ocuflox opht is an ophthalmic solution for use in the eyes only. The active ingredient in Ocuflox opht is Ocufloxacin. Ocufloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Ocuflox opht will only work for bacterial eye infections. This drug will not treat other types of eye infections.
We currently offer the brand Ocuflox opht from Canada manufactured by Allergan in the strength of 0.3%/5 ml eye drops. The generic Ocufloxacin is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Ocuflox opht. The most common side effects of Ocuflox opht may include the following:
• Eye dryness;
• Increased eye sensitivity to light;
• Mild burning or stinging;
• Red or puffy eyelids;
• Temporary blurred vision
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Severe burning or irritation of the eye;
• Signs of an allergic reaction, including skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, breathing difficulties
These are not all of the side effects of Ocuflox opht. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use Ocuflox opht if you are allergic to Ocufloxacin or any ingredient in Ocuflox opht. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have other eye problems including cataract or glaucoma;
• Use contact lenses
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Ocuflox opht and warfarin, cyclosporine, theophylline, etc. Avoid other eye medications with Ocuflox opht. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known whether Ocuflox opht will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if Ocufloxacin passes into breast milk and if it may affect a nursing infant. Use Ocuflox opht precisely as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is an ophthalmic solution and should only be used in the eyes. Wash your hands before using the eye drops. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a pocket. Hold the dropper with the tip down above the eye and squeeze out a drop. Close your eyes for about 2 to 3 minutes with your head tipped down. Avoid squinting or blinking. Gently press your finger to the inside corner of your eye for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining into your tear duct. Do not use this drug while wearing contact lenses. Ocufloxacin may discolor contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this drug before putting in your contact lenses. Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can cause eye infections and lead to serious vision problems. Ocuflox opht may cause blurred vision and impair your thinking. Be careful when driving or doing anything requiring you to be alert and see clearly. Store in a cool, dry place, away from moisture and heat.