Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
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10ml Eye Drop in Bottle
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Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml Description
Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines, Gatifloxacin, which is an antibiotic and Dexamethasone, which is a steroid medicine. Gatilox is used to treat bacterial infections of th
e eye and reduce the symptoms like redness, pain and itching. This eye drop should not be used for viral or fungal infections of the eye.
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|Contains||Gatifloxacin(0.3 %) + Dexamethasone(0.1 %)|
|Therapy||OCCULAR ANTIBIOTIC AND STEROID|
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Uses of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
For the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye (bacterial conjunctivitis).
Contraindications of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
- If you are allergic to Gatifloxacin or any other quinolone medicine.
- If you are allergic to dexamethasone or any ingredient of this eye drop.
- If you have ulcers in the eye.
- If you have a viral or fungal infection of eyes.
- If the pressure in your eyes is raised (ocular hypertension, glaucoma).
Side effects of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
- Burning sensation and discomfort in the eyes (temporary, just after the application of eye drop).
- Watery eyes.
- Increase in the pressure of eyes.
- Risk of developing other infections on prolonged use.
- Disturbed vision, cloudiness (cataract) on prolonged use.
- Ulcers or Perforation in eyes in patients with some pre-existing conditions of the eye.
Precautions and Warnings of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
Can I use Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops during pregnancy?
Limited information is available on the safety of Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops in pregnant women. Use this medicine only when prescribed by your doctor.
Can I use Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops while breastfeeding?
The presence of Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops in breastmilk has not been confirmed. Avoid this medicine if you are a nursing mother. Consult your doctor. Do not self-medicate.
Can I drive if I have instilled Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops?
Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops do not affect your driving ability. However, you may experience blurred vision for some time after the application of these eye drops. Drive only when your vision is clear.
Can I consume alcohol with Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops?
Alcohol is not known to interact with this medicine. However, if you consume alcohol too often, discuss it with your doctor.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have any serious infection, a viral or fungal disease.
- You do not find any improvement in your condition after using this medicine for about 7 days.
- You notice the worsening of your problem after using these drops.
- Your complete medical history and ongoing medicines.
- You have raised pressure in your eyes.
- You wear contact lenses or you are diabetic.
- You have a viral or fungal infection of eyes.
- You have ulcers, pus discharge from your eyes.
Mode of Action of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
How Does It Work?
Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops contains Gatifloxacin, which stops the growth of bacteria causing eye-infection and Dexamethasone, which is a steroid and reduces redness, swelling and irritation of eyes. Together, both these medicines relieve the discomfort of eyes and cure the infection....
Directions for Use of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
- Use Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops as instructed by your doctor.
- Follow directions carefully & do not miss an application.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying.
- Avoid touching your eyes with the dropper. Keep the dropper clean.
- Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
- Use the exact number of drops recommended.
- Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes and do not blink or squeeze.
Interactions of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
Interactions with other medicines
Since Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops is to be used externally on eyes, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health conditions like antiviral medicines or oral steroid medicines....
Storage and disposal of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
- Store at a temperature below 25ºC, in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
- Discard any unused medicine.
Dosage of Gatilox Dm Eye Drops 10ml
- As Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops are 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 applied extra quantities of it, wash/wipe out the excess of the medicine with tissue or cotton.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed using Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply it just to compensate for the missed application.
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops cause blindness?
A: Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops will not cause blindness if used on doctor's advice and in the proper way. However, if it is used for a wrong eye condition of the eye which has not been advised by your doctor, it may lead to blindness.
Q: Can I use Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops while wearing my contact lenses?
A: Do not use this medicine while you are wearing contact lenses. Remove contact lenses before the instillation of Gatilox DM Sterile Eye Drops and wait at least 15 minutes or more before reinsertion. A component of this eye drop (Benzalkonium chloride) is known to discolour soft contact lenses.
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