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Gatifeb Eye Drops

By EMERALD PHARMA PRIVATE LIMITED
5ml Eye Drop in Bottle

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Medical Description

Gatifeb Eye Drop is an antibiotic medicine meant for eye infections. It is used to treat bacterial infection of the eye such as conjunctivitis. It contains gatifloxacin as the active ingredient. Gatif...
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ContainsGatifloxacin
UsesBacterial eye infections
Side effectsBlurry vision, swollen eyelids, headache, eye pain, eye discharge
ClassificationOCCULAR ANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Gatifeb Eye Drops

Gatifeb Eye Drop is used to treat bacterial infection of the eye such as conjunctivitis.

Contraindications of Gatifeb Eye Drops

If you are allergic to gatifloxacin or ingredients present along with it.

Side effects of Gatifeb Eye Drops

  • Red, irritated, itchy or teary eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Eye discharge
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Gatifeb Eye Drops

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Gatifeb Eye Drop during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Gatifeb Eye Drop in human pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Gatifeb Eye Drop while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of {cb}} Eye Drop on breastfeeding women. Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have instilled Gatifeb Eye Drop?
A:
Gatifeb Eye Drop does not affect your ability to drive. However, if you experience blurry vision or any other side effect, which disturbs the ability to drive, avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Gatifeb Eye Drop?
A:
The interaction between Gatifeb Eye Drop and alcohol has not been found. Talk to your doctor if you have a habit of consuming it regularly.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience irritation, pain, redness in the eye and changes in the vision. If your condition worsens, you might have to discontinue the treatment.
  • Contact lenses should be removed before each application and should be inserted after 15 minutes.
  • Avoid long-term use of this eye drop.

Mode of Action of Gatifeb Eye Drops

How Does It Work?

Gatifloxacin works by blocking the action of enzymes that are required for the replication of the bacterial genetic material (DNA) and thus kills the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Gatifeb Eye Drops

  • Use the exact number of drops recommended.
  • Hold the dropper close to the eye and gently squeeze the dropper.
  • Place the recommended number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
  • Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes and do not blink or squeeze.
  • Repeat for the other eyes if required after 5-10 minutes.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the container directly to the infected area.

Interactions of Gatifeb Eye Drops

Interactions with other medicines

  • Since Gatifeb Eye Drop is to be used externally, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health conditions...
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  • Especially if you are already using any other eye drops for other conditions.

Storage and disposal of Gatifeb Eye Drops

  • Keep the lid of the container closed when not in use.
  • Store in a cool and dry place away from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Gatifeb Eye Drops

Overdose

As Gatifeb Eye Drop is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have ap...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed application as soon as possible. Never apply twice to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop using Gatifeb Eye Drop when I feel better?

A: No, do not stop using Gatifeb Eye Drop. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. You should complete the full course of treatment or there are chances of reinfection.

Q: What are the uses of Gatifeb Eye Drop?

A: Gatifeb Eye Drop is used for the treatment of bacterial eye infections like conjunctivitis.

Q: What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis (pinkeye)?

A: Individuals may experience symptoms like itchiness, redness of the eyes, swollen eyelids, feels like a foreign object is present under the eyelids, crusting of eyelids especially in the mornings, etc.

Q: How long can I use Gatifeb Eye Drop?

A: You should use it for the duration advised by your doctor. Once you open the bottle make sure you use it within 4 weeks of opening.
Product Details
Brand
GATIFEB
Expires on or After
20/08/2022
Last Updated on: 23 Jun 2021 | 11:13 AM (IST)
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