Ciloxan 3.5g (3mg/g Ciprofloxacin Eye Ointment):
Description: Ciloxan is an ophthalmic (eye) medication used to treat various bacterial eye infections. The active ingredient in Ciloxan is ciprofloxacin, which belongs to the class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, thus helping to eliminate the infection.
Dosage and Administration:
- The usual dosage for adults and children over 1 year of age is a small amount of the ointment applied to the affected eye(s) 3 times a day.
- Wash your hands before applying the ointment to avoid introducing additional bacteria into the eye.
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down the lower eyelid to create a small pocket.
- Gently squeeze a thin strip (around 1 cm) of ointment into the pocket created by pulling down the lower eyelid.
- Close your eye gently and move it around to spread the ointment evenly.
- Wipe away any excess ointment from the eyelids or surrounding areas.
- Be cautious not to touch the tip of the tube to any surface, including your eye, to prevent contamination.
- Continue using the ointment as prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms start to improve.
- Inform your doctor about any allergies or sensitivities you might have before using Ciloxan.
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor before using this medication.
- Avoid wearing contact lenses while using the ointment. You can resume wearing lenses 15 minutes after applying the ointment.
- If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after a few days of using the medication, contact your doctor.
- Do not share the ointment with others, as this may spread the infection.
Possible Side Effects: Ciloxan is generally well-tolerated, but some individuals may experience side effects, including:
- Mild eye irritation or burning upon application.
- Temporary blurred vision after applying the ointment.
- Allergic reactions, such as redness, itching, swelling, or rash around the eyes. If this occurs, discontinue use and consult your doctor.
- Store the ointment at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
- Keep it out of reach of children.
Remember, this is a general overview and information about dosage, usage, and precautions for Ciloxan eye ointment. Always follow the specific instructions provided by your doctor or healthcare professional. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects, promptly consult your doctor.