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Ofloxacin is the generic drug name that is sold in brand names like Ocuflox, Floxin Otic and Apo-Oflox. Ofloxacin is an antibacterial drug that is used to treat infections caused by certain strains of bacteria. Conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers that are caused by certain strains of bacteria are treated with an ophthalmic solution of Ofloxacin. Ocuflox is available as 5mL in 10mL bottle with white dropper tips.
In the treatment of conjunctivitis it is necessary that you apply one or two drops of Ofloxacin solution in the affected eye for every two to four hours during the first two days of the treatment. From day 3 onwards up to the 7th day you have to apply one or two drops 4 times a day.
In the treatment of corneal ulcers, use one or two drops every half-an-hour during the first two days when you are awake. After you retire, wake up after 4 or 6 hours and apply two drops of Ofloxacin solution. From 3rd day onwards up to the 9th day apply two drops every one hour when you are awake.
There are no serious side effects upon using Ofloxacin solution. Do not worry if you develop a whitish buildup on the ulcer during the course of the treatment. It means that the medicine is working as required. You might experience itching in eyelids, redness of eyes, blurred vision, burning sensation in the eye, bad taste in the mouth, swelling of eyelids and a stinging sensation when you are using Ofloxacin solution. If you experience any unbearable side effect do contact your doctor immediately. Apart from the side effects that are listed above you might also experience some other side effects. If you feel uncomfortable with any of the side effects do consult your doctor. Use the dropper properly without touching it with other surfaces as it might get contaminated. If you are wearing contact lens consult your doctor whether you should wear the contact lenses during the treatment with Ofloxacin. It is necessary that you wait for at least 15 minutes before you wear the contact lens after applying the Ofloxacin solution.
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