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Ciplox D Eye Oint

By CIPLA LIMITED
5g Eye Ointment in Tube
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Medical Description

Ciplox D eye ointment is used to treat inflammation and swelling in the eyes after surgery or operation and to prevent bacterial infection of the eyes. It is a combination medicine containing dexameth...
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ContainsDexamethasone(0.01 %),Ciprofloxacin(0.3 %)
UsesEye infection
Side effectsRedness and watery eyes, blurred vision, visual disturbances
ClassificationOCCULAR ANTIBIOTIC AND STEROID
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Uses of Ciplox D Eye Oint

Ciplox D eye ointment is used to treat inflammation and swelling in eyes after surgery or operation and to prevent bacterial infection of eyes.

Contraindications of Ciplox D Eye Oint

  • If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin, dexamethasone or any other component of Ciplox D eye ointment
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to similar ointments like Norfloxacin and other Quinolones
  • If you are suffering from an eye infection which affects your cornea and caused by Herpes simplex virus
  • If you are suffering from a fungal or viral or mycobacterial infection of the eye

Side effects of Ciplox D Eye Oint

  • Redness and watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Visual disturbances
  • Dryness in eye
  • Oedema
  • Eye pain
  • Sensation of foreign particles
  • Irritation
  • Swelling in eye
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Consult your doctor if you experience allergic reaction like redness, swelling, pain on application of the ointment

Precautions and Warnings of Ciplox D Eye Oint

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Ciplox D eye ointment during pregnancy?
A:
Components of Ciplox D eye ointment are known to be unsafe during pregnancy. Hence, this ointment should be avoided during pregnancy until clearly needed.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Ciplox D eye ointment while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information available on the safety of Ciplox D eye ointment in lactating women. Perhaps the steroid present in this ointment can get systemically absorbed and cause a potential risk to the foetus. Therefore, a decision to whether to discontinue the breastfeeding or the ointment should be taken by a doctor after accessing the potential benefits over risk.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Ciplox D eye ointment?
A:
Ciplox D eye ointment may affect your vision and ability to see objects properly. Avoid driving immediately after applying this ointment.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Ciplox D eye ointment?
A:
No information is available on interactions of Ciplox D eye ointment when taken with alcohol. However, it is advised to refrain from excessive consumption of alcohol as it may delay recovery after a surgery or from an infection.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are allergic to ciprofloxacin and /or dexamethasone
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are experiencing tension in your eye or glaucoma
  • You are expected to take this ointment for a longer duration
  • You are experiencing visual disturbances, blurred vision and other eye-related problems (cataract)
  • You experience any other infection while you are using Ciplox D eye ointment
  • You have developed a fungal infection of cornea upon prolonged use
  • the steroid present in this ointment can mask the symptoms of other infections
  • You are elderly, and taking medicines to treat pain and inflammation (corticoseroids). you have a higher risk of getting tendon problems during treatment with Ciplox d Ointment
  • Eye pressure should be monitored every 10 days
  • Do not wear contact lenses if there are signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis

Mode of Action of Ciplox D Eye Oint

How Does It Work?

  • Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It works by inhibiting the certain enzyme in the bacterial cell responsible for replication, growth and repair of bacteria, thus inhibits bacterial growth
  • Dexamethasone is a steroid. It works by suppressing the inflammatory response by blocking the action of inflammatory mediators. It helps in reducing the swelling and inflammation

Directions for Use of Ciplox D Eye Oint

  • Apply Ciplox D eye ointment as advised by your doctor
  • Use it within one month after opening the tube
  • Do not use longer than you have been told
  • Wash your hands before and after applying this ointment
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface as this may contaminate the ointment

Interactions of Ciplox D Eye Oint

Interactions with other medicines

  • There is limited information available on the interaction of Ciplox D eye ointment with other drugs. However, as this ointment contains Ciprofloxacin & Dexamethasone, any interactions seen with these ...
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  • Ciplox D eye ointment is meant for application in the eye and thus it is less likely to interact with any medicine. Discuss with your doctor if you are prescribed any other topical medicine
  • Though there are very rare chances of its systemic absorption from eye application yet, you should be cautious if you are taking Cyclosporin, Theophylline, caffeine and oral anticoagulants like Warfar...
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Storage and disposal of Ciplox D Eye Oint

  • Keep Ciplox D eye ointment out of the reach of children and pets
  • Do not keep outdated ointment or ointment no longer needed
  • The medicine should not be disposed of via waste water or household waste

Dosage of Ciplox D Eye Oint

Overdose

  • If you think you have applied too much of Ciplox D eye ointment, wipe out the extra quantity with cotton and tissue
  • If you feel any undesirable symptoms due to over-application, contact your doctor

Missed a Dose

If you missed applying Ciplox D eye ointment, apply it as soon as you remember. If its time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not overapply this...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use Ciplox D in viral infections?

A: The eye ointment contains an antibiotic - Ciprofloxacin which acts on bacteria. It is not active against viruses. Hence, it should be avoided in viral infections. Also, it contains a steroid which needs to be avoided in viral infections.

Q: What should I do in case there is burning, redness or watering of eyes?

A: Stop the use of this ointment, wash your eyes with water and remove the ointment applied by cotton and reach a nearby hospital or contact your doctor for further evaluation and management.

Q: What is the composition of Ciplox D Eye ointment?

A: Ciplox D eye ointment contains ciprofloxacin an antibiotic and dexamethasone a steroid which suppresses the inflammatory response.

Q: What is Ciplox D eye ointment used for?

A: Ciplox D eye ointment is used for the treatment of the postoperative inflammatory condition of eyes.

Q: What are the side effects of Ciplox D ointment?

A: The common side effects are white particle deposition at the corner of eyes, burning, irritation and watery eyes. Other common side effects are blurred vision, sensitivity to light, eye discharge, swelling in the eye, redness of eyelids, etc.

Q: Should I keep Ciplox d ointment in the refrigerator?

A: No, this ointment should be stored at room temperature and not froze.

Q: Can I used Ciplox d ointment for my baby?

A: As there is limited data available about the safety of this medicine in children, it is advised that you consult your child's paediatrician before use. Avoid self-medication as it may be dangerous

Q: What is the composition of the Ciplox D eye ointment?

A: The composition of the Ciplox D includes- dexamethasone which is a steroid and ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic.

Q: Can I stop using the Ciplox D eye ointment if I feel an improvement in symptoms?

A: No, you must complete the full course of treatment, otherwise it may lead to reinfection in the eyes.

Q: How do you use Ciplox eye ointment?

  • Apply Ciplox D eye ointment as advised by your doctor
  • Wash your hands before and after applying this ointment
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface as this may contaminate the ointment
  • Do not use longer than you have been told

Q: How many times we can use Ciplox D?

A: You should use Ciplox D ointment only as frequently as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it endlessly if you do not see any improvement, speak to your doctor immediately.
Product Details
Brand
CIPLOX D
Expires on or After
26/08/2022

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