Ocuflox (Ophthalmic)

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Can I use Ocuflox (0.3%-5ml) on a dog? (i know the question is short but it is as descriptive as can be)
by jahnneliz perez in jacksonville, fl, 09/19/2006

Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Ocuflox (Ophthalmic)

Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

OFLOXACIN (Into the eye)

Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) Brandname


Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Ofloxacin (oh-FLOX-a-sin) Treats eye infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics.

When To Not Use Ocuflox (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ofloxacin. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to other quinolone antibiotics (whether taken by mouth, injected, or in used in your eyes). Other quinolone antibiotics include Noroxin®, Chibroxin®, NegGram®, Cipro®, Ciloxan®, and Penetrex®.

How Should You Use Ocuflox (Ophthalmic)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • These eye drops may contain benzalkonium chloride, which can coat soft contact lenses. If you wear soft contacts, take them out before putting the drops in your eyes. You may need to wait at least 15 minutes after using the drops before putting in your contacts, or you may not be able to wear your contacts at all until your infection is gone. Ask your doctor about this.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Ocuflox (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Check with your doctor before using any other medicine in your eyes.

Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.

Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe redness, itching, or swelling that was not there before you started using the medicine
  • Rash
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild burning or stinging in the eyes
  • Feeling as if something is in your eyes
  • Eye sensitivity to light
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes or tearing

Ocuflox (Ophthalmic) Ratings

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Ocuflox (Ophthalmic)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Seema, Seema - 01/15/2014

The reason why parrimy care docs get payed so little is because they do so little. I mean, their job could be done by a social worker or a nurse. And the thing is that most people who go into it are not the magical / super motivated kind. They're the average students with an average future to come. What they should do, if they want to get payed more, is make them do more. Instead of a super easy 3 year residency, inlcude a 2 year MBA degree paid for by the residency program. So that these average students can learn how to manage a large number of social workers and nurses in order to meet the healthcare need. At this stage, parrimy care docs do not deserve more compensation.