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Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

By FDC LIMITED
5ml Eye/Ear Drop in Bottle

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Dexamethasone(0.1 %) + Ciprofloxacin(0.3 %)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
OCCULAR OR OTIC ANTIBIOTIC AND STEROID

Medical Description

Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml contains a combination of two medicines, Dexamethasone (steroid) and Ciprofloxacin (antibiotic). It is used to treat inflammation and swelling in the eyes after surgery or op...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml is used to treat inflammation and swelling in the eyes after surgery or operation and to treat bacterial infection of eyes.
contraindications

Contraindications of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

  • If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin, dexamethasone, or any other component of the medication.
  • 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 infection of the eye.
sideEffects

Side effects of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

  • Redness and watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Visual disturbances
  • Dryness in eye
  • Oedema
  • Eye pain
  • Sensation of foreign particles in eyes
  • Irritation
  • Swelling in eye
  • Increased sensitivity to light
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml during pregnancy?
A:
Components of this medicine are known to be unsafe during pregnancy. Hence, Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml should be avoided during pregnancy until needed.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information available on the safety of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml in lactating women. Perhaps the steroid present in this medicine can get systemically absorbed and cause a potential risk to the foetus. A doctor should therefore decide on whether to discontinue the breastfeeding or the medicine after accessing the potential benefits over risk.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml?
A:
This medicine may affect your vision and ability to see objects. Avoid driving immediately after applying this ointment.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml?
A:
No information is available on the interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol. However, it is advisable to refrain from excessive consumption of alcohol as it may delay recovery after surgery or from an infection.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are experiencing tension in your eye or glaucoma.
  • You are expected to take this medicine for a longer duration.
  • You experience any other infection while you are using this medicine.
  • You have developed a fungal infection of cornea upon prolonged use.
  • The steroid present in Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml can mask the symptoms of other infections.
  • Eye pressure should be monitored every 10 days.
  • You are experiencing visual disturbances, blurred vision, and other eye-related problems (cataract).
  • Do not wear contact lenses if there are signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

How Does It Work?

  • Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It works by inhibiting the 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.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

  • Use Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml as advised by your doctor
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using this medicine
  • Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes and do not blink or squeeze after application
  • Avoid touching your eyes with the dropper, and you must keep the dropper clean
  • Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue
  • Check for the colour of the solution
  • Avoid using if it has changed colour or has become cloudy
interactions

Interactions of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

Interactions with other medicines

  • There is limited information available on the interaction of this combination with other medicines. However, as this medicine contains Ciprofloxacin & Dexamethasone, any interactions seen with these t...
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  • This medicine is for application in the eye, which makes it less likely to interact with any other medicine. If you are prescribed any other topical medication, then discuss it with your doctor.
  • There are rare chances of its systemic absorption from eye application yet, you should be cautious if you are taking Cyclosporin, Theophylline, caffeine, and oral medicines to thin the blood like Warf...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

  • Store in a cool and dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.
  • You should not use the eye drops once the expiry date has passed, and you should discard it properly.
  • You should not use the medicine if you notice that the colour of the content is different or particles are present.
dosage

Dosage of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml

Overdose

As Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml are meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

  • If you have missed using Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml, then instil the drops as soon as you remember if the next installation is more than 4 hours later.
  • If it is almost time for the next installation, then skip the missed dose and instil the drops at the time of the next dose as planned.
  • Do not overuse this medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml in viral infections?

A: The Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml 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 that 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 Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml, wash your eyes with water, and reach a nearby hospital, or contact your doctor for further evaluation and management.

Q: What does Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml contain?

A: Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml contains ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic, and dexamethasone, a steroid that suppresses the inflammatory response.

Q: What are the uses of Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml?

A: Zoxan D Eye/Ear Drops 5ml is used for the treatment of the postoperative inflammatory condition of eyes.
Last Updated on: 15 Oct 2020 | 05:30 AM (IST)
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