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Cadof Eye Drops

By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
5ml Eye Drop in Bottle
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Ofloxacin
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Therapeutic classification
Occular Antibiotic

Medical Description

Cadof Eye Drops is an antibiotic medicine, used to treat bacterial infection of the eyes like conjunctivitis. It contains ofloxacin as an active ingredient that works by killing the particular bacter
ia responsible for infection in the eyes. It is advised to use this medicine for a prescribed duration to make sure all the infection has cleared. You should be very careful while driving or using any tools because your vision may become slightly blur for a while after using Cadof Eye Drops . Ask your doctor for suggestions before giving them to children, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. It is not recommended to use contact lenses during the treatment.
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Uses of Cadof Eye Drops

For the treatment of infections in the eyes caused by bacteria.

Contraindications of Cadof Eye Drops

If you are allergic to ofloxacin or any other ingredients of the Cadof Eye Drops .

Side effects of Cadof Eye Drops

  • Eye pain.
  • Irritation in eyes.

Precautions and Warnings of Cadof Eye Drops

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I instil Cadof Eye Drops during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of this medicine on human pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I instil Cadof Eye Drops while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine can be used while breastfeeding as this is meant for external application and chances of its absorption are negligible. Caution is advised.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have instilled Cadof Eye Drops ?
A:
You may experience blur vision for a short while after using Cadof Eye Drops . So it is advisable not to drive or use any tools immediately after the instillation of drops.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have instilled Cadof Eye Drops ?
A:
Interaction of Cadof Eye Drops with alcohol is very unlikely, as it is used for eyes.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are already having an allergy to any other antibiotics.
  • Use Cadof Eye Drops within one month after opening the container.
  • If you do not feel any relief or experience increased or persistent irritation, stop using the medicine and consult your doctor.
  • You experience any severe allergic reactions like swelling, difficulty in breathing, any heart-related problems, etc. Then discontinue the medicine and talk to your doctor immediately.
  • It should be used with caution in patients who are having ulcers on the eye surface.
  • Do not touch the nozzle of the dropper to avoid contamination and wash hands properly before instillation of the drops.

Mode of Action of Cadof Eye Drops

How Does It Work?

Cadof Eye Drops inhibits the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the bacterial DNA synthesis, thereby helps in eventually killing the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Cadof Eye Drops

  • Use Cadof Eye Drops as instructed by your doctor.
  • Follow directions carefully & do not miss doses.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying.
  • Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes and do not blink or squeeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes with the dropper and it must be kept clean.
  • Wipe your face with a tissue for removing any liquid.
  • Use the exact number of drops recommended.

Interactions of Cadof Eye Drops

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor about any other medicines, supplements or OTC products that you are currently consuming.
  • If you use another eye drop product along with this medicine, keep a minimum gap of 15 minutes between the application of both medicines.

Storage and disposal of Cadof Eye Drops

  • Store it in original packing to protect it from light.
  • Do not store above 25°C.
  • Try to keep it out of the reach of children.

Dosage of Cadof Eye Drops

Overdose

As this medicine is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor as soon as possible or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

It is advised not to miss any dose of antibiotics as it may increase the risk of developing resistance to Cadof Eye Drops and it may result in the failure of therapy. If you skipped the application, p
ut eye drops as soon as possible. Do not use it in an excess amount just to compensate for the skipped application.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Do I need to take any precautions while using Cadof Eye Drops ?

  • You should wash your hands properly before and after the use of this medicine.
  • The eye drops should be discarded after 4 weeks of the first opening.
  • Try not to touch the dropper to avoid contamination and should be kept out of the reach of children.

Q: What should I remember while using Cadof Eye Drops ?

  • A person using this medicine should avoid going out and getting exposed to sunlight.
  • One should avoid activities like driving, using heavy machinery while using this eye drop as it can make your vision blur for a short while.

Q: What should I discuss with my doctor while taking Cadof Eye Drops ?

  • You must need to tell your doctor if you are already using any other eye drops or medicines including all prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, dietary supplements as well as other treatment
    if you are taking for any disorder.
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  • You use contact lenses.
  • You have recently gone through eye surgery.

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ContainsOfloxacin
UsesBacterial eye infection
Side effectsEye pain, irritation
Last Updated on: 17 Jun 2021 | 08:23 AM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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