Eye drops


Ciplox

Structure

- 3 mg - Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride USP;
- 0.2 mg - Benzalkonium Chloride solution IP;

Indications

For the topical treatment of infections of the external eye and its adnexa caused by susceptible bacteria.
Such infections include:
- Acute meibomianitis;
- Blepharo-conjunctivitis;
- Conjunctivitis;
- Corneal ulcers;
- Dacryocystitis;
- Keratitis;
- Kerato conjunctivitis;

Ciplox eye drops are useful for surgical prophylaxis.

Contraindications

Ciplox eye drops are contraindicated in patients sensitive to Ciprofloxacin.

Pregnancy

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Ciplox eye drops should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs potential risk to the foetus.

Nursing Mothers

Ciplox eye drops are not known whether topical administration of Ciplox eye drop could result in sufficient systemc absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk. Hence Ciplox eye drop should be used with caution by nursing mothers.

Side Effects

The most frequently reported adverse reactions are transient ocular discomfort and irritation. These reactions resolve upon discontinuation of Ciplox eye drops. Other reactions include:
- Conjunctival hyperemia;
- Foreign body sensation;
- Itching;
- Lid margin crusting;

Dosage

Corneal ulcers - 2 drops every 15 minutes for the first 6 hours and then two drops even 30 minutes for the remainder of the first day. 2 drops every hour during the second day 2 drops every 4 hours from 3rd through the 14th day.
Bacterial conjunctivitis - 1-2 drops every two to four hours.

Form

Ciplox eye drops are available in plastic bottles.

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