Oftaquix 5 mg / ml
One vial contains 5 ml Oftakuiks solution of levofloxacin as active ingredient. Levofloxacin is a synthetic quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye in patients aged more than one year.
2. Before you use Oftaquix
Do not use Oftaquix if you know you are allergic to levofloxacin, to other quinolones or to any of the ingredients.
Do not use Oftaquix in children under 1 year.
Take special care with Oftaquix
If an allergic reaction after the first dose, stop using the medicine;
If symptoms from the eyes get worse during treatment, tell your doctor immediately;
If your condition does not improve the time period of treatment, tell the doctor;
Oftakuiks contains the preservative benzalkonium chloride and therefore should not wear soft contact lenses during the use of the drug. In general, contact lenses should not be worn when the eye is infected.
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. Oftakuiks can be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
Although very small amounts of levofloxacin reached in the blood and thus in breast milk is very unlikely that the eye drops to harm the growing baby. Your doctor is aware of the possible risk and advise you whether to take OFTAKUIKS, eye drops in this case.
Using other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently had used other medicines, even those granted without a prescription. If you use other eye medicines, wait at least 15 minutes before or after inserting the next type of eye drops.
Driving and using machines
If eye drops blur your vision when you put them, you must wait until your vision clears and then to drive or operate machinery.
3. How to use Oftaquix
Always use Oftaquix according to doctor's instructions. Generally, the dose is 1 to 2 drops into the infected eye (s) every two hours while awake (up to 8 times per day) for the first 2 days and then 4 times daily for the next 3 days. Treatment usually lasts 5 days.
Instructions for use
1. Wash your hands.
2. Open the vial. Bend your head back seated or lie on your back. For each affected eye follow the instructions of 3 to 6.
3. Place the tip of the bottle close to the eye, not touching anything with it.
4. Pull the lower lid down and look up.
5. Squeeze the bottle gently so one drop exhausted into the space between the lower eyelid and the eye.
6. Close your eyes for a moment.
If you need another drop, repeating steps 3 to 6.
Close the cap tightly after use.
Follow these instructions unless your doctor has given you different advice.
If you forget to put the drops, place your next dose as soon as you remember.
If you put more Oftakuiks drops in the eye (s):
Flush eye (s) with water and contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If swallow from eye drops inadvertently:
The amount of levofloxacin in one vial is very little to cause serious side effects. However, if you worry, tell your doctor or pharmacist who will advise you on any further measures that need to take.
4. Possible side effects of Oftakuiks
Like all medicines, Oftaquix can have side effects. Side effects occur in about one in ten people when used Oftaquix. Most of these adverse reactions associated with eye and do not last long. If you develop severe or persistent side effects, you should stop using Oftaquix and seek medical advice from your doctor.
It is possible to make an allergic reaction to Oftaquix even after one dose. To understand that if your eyes are red or itchy, or can be observed swelling of the eyelids. If this happens, stop using the Oftaquix and immediately contact your doctor.
Common side effects (occurring in one in ten to one hundred people) are burning in the eye, decreased visual acuity or mucus in the eye.
Uncommon adverse reactions (occurring in one hundred to one thousand people) are burning or irritation in the eyes, pain, dry eye, eye swelling or redness of the conjunctiva (the outer covering of the eye), sensitivity to light, redness or swelling eyelid; redness, itching and / or gluing of the eyes, headache, nasal or nasal discharge.
Rare side effects (occurring in one in a thousand to one in ten thousand people) are allergic reactions such as skin rash.
Very rare side effects (occurring in less than one in ten thousand people) are swelling and throat tightness and difficulty breathing.
If you notice any of these rare or very rare side effects of sudden onset or rapid progression should stop treatment and contact your doctor or seek emergency medical help immediately.
If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. Storing Oftaquix
Oftaquix Keep out of reach of children.
Keep the container tightly closed.
Do not use Oftakuiks with expired.
Oftaquix should be used for a period of 4 weeks after first opening of the vial.
Discard remaining after that time solution.
6. Further information
The active ingredient is levofloxacin 5 mg / ml (5.12 mg / ml levofloxacin hemihydrate equivalent to 5 mg / ml levofloxacin).
Other ingredients are: benzalkonium chloride (preservative), dilute sodium hydroxide or dilute hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH), sodium chloride and distilled water.
Oftaquix is a clear, pale yellow to yellow solution svetlozelenikav.
One pack contains 5 ml solution.
Dosage form - eye drops, solution.