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Zanocin Eye Drops

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By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
10ml Eye Drop in Bottle
32.3*
MRP 38.00
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Ofloxacin(0.3 %)
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Therapeutic classification
Occular Antibiotic

Medical Description

Zanocin Eye Drops contains ofloxacin, an antibiotic, which is used treat bacterial infections.

Uses of Zanocin Eye Drops

Zanocin Eye Drops uses include the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.

Contraindications of Zanocin Eye Drops

Ofloxacin-based medicines are to be avoided if the individuals are below 18 years of age, with diabetes and also among pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding infants.

Side effects of Zanocin Eye Drops

  • Discomfort or drying sensation in the eyes.
  • Blurred vision for sometimes after its administration.
  • Ocular edema.

Precautions and Warnings of Zanocin Eye Drops

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Zanocin Eye Drops during pregnancy?
A:
Ofloxacin eye drops might be safe to use during pregnancy. However, please consult with your doctor before using it.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Zanocin Eye Drops while breastfeeding?
A:
Breastfeeding is not considered safe during the course of the medication.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used Zanocin Eye Drops?
A:
Zanocin Eye Drops side effects can result in hallucination and blurred vision which is unsafe for driving, individuals must wait for the effect to pass before getting behind the wheels.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zanocin Eye Drops?
A:
No known complication is found with the consumption of alcohol; however, side effects like dizziness can be more prominent due to consumption. A consultation should be done for the doctor's approval or instructions.

Mode of Action of Zanocin Eye Drops

Zanocin Eye Drops composition includes primarily of ofloxacin that works by reacting with the growth of the bacterial cells by interfering with their DNA, thereby hindering the process of cell division. Hence, it limits and destroys the bacterial growth.
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Directions for Use of Zanocin Eye Drops

To avoid contamination, the drops are to be administered after proper cleaning of the hands. The tip of the dropper should be kept secured and out of any foreign contact in order to prevent its contamination.
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Interactions of Zanocin Eye Drops

Interactions with other medicines

  • Zanocin Eye Drops, if administered along with zypine 2.5 mg, manza 15 mg, alkepin 25 mg tablets dt, can result in hypersalivation and dizziness.
  • Ofloxacin, the primary constituent of Zanocin Eye Drops, when coupled with epsolin 50 mg injection 2 ml can cause fluctuation in phenytoin levels.

Interactions with food items

There are no accounts where its interactions with food is found to be harmful among individuals.

Other general Interactions

Ofloxacin or ofloxacin-based medication is not safe for individuals under 18 years of age or for nursing women, it is advised to consult a doctor before getting on a prescription of ofloxacin.

Storage and disposal of Zanocin Eye Drops

The drops are to be kept in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.

Dosage of Zanocin Eye Drops

Overdose

Zanocin Eye Drops overdose may result in increased discomfort in the eyes, dizziness coupled with a blurry vision or sides of eyes becoming itchy.
A missed dose should be made up for as soon as possible but if the time is nearing for the next dosage, one should not compensate and return to their prescribed Zanocin Eye Drops dosage to avoid an overdose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Zanocin Eye Drops be used with contact lenses on?

A: No, one should remove their contact lenses before administering the drops, and the lenses should be sterilised before use.

Q: What are the storage conditions optimal for the drug?

A: The drop should be kept in a cool place, away from direct heat or sunlight.

Q: Does the side effects of the oral intake of ofloxacin has the same effect as the drops?

A: Some of the side effects are similar for both the procedural administration of ofloxacin; however, a few of those are unlikely to happen in case of eye drops. A doctor should be consulted for a detailed understanding.

Q: How long does it takes for the medicine to start showing progress?

A: The eye drops usually starts to show progress in around 2 days after the start of the course.

Q: Can a person administer another eye drop after Zanocin Eye Drops?

A: Yes, it is possible; however, a minimum 5-minute gap should be considered in order to avoid the medicine drops from getting diluted.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
Disclaimer
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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