Ciplox is a drug meant for fighting bacterial infections, especially ones that occur in the eye.
Ciplox is also known as Ciloxan in the industry.
How It Works
This antibiotic belongs to a group of drugs known as quinolones.
These drugs work by stopping the growth of bacteria in your system.
This stops the infection from worsening into a more severe condition.
Ciplox is used to treat a number of infections in the body. Its specialty is in treating bacterial eye infections. Note that the medication will only be useful in treating eye issues caused as a result of bacterial infections. The drug will not be effective when it is used to treat regular eye problems. Furthermore, the drug is commonly used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax.
Before you apply the eye drops, you need to wash your hands properly. This eliminates the possible chances of contamination. Never allow the tip of the dropper to touch your eye or any other surface. It is best to remove your contact lenses when applying this medication. Using contact lenses can increase the chances of irritation. When applying the medication, hold the dropper right above your eye and apply one drop. Keep your eyes closed for a minute or two. Gently apply some pressure to the corner of your eye. This will prevent the medication from draining out. If you are using more than one drop, repeat these steps. Never rub or blink your eye after applying the medication.
If you are using any other medications including herbal ointments, wait for 5 minutes before you apply them.
Continue to use this medication on a regular basis, even after the symptoms have disappeared. If you stop the treatment too early, it can result in a relapse of the infection. Therefore, do not stop using the medication without notifying your physician.
You might or might not experience the following side effects during the treatment period.
Pounding heart beats
Severe skin reactions
Using Ciplox can result in tearing of a tendon. This can lead to serious nerve damage. Thus, it is important for you to look out for the symptoms of a tendon rupture. These include:
At the event of such problems, contact your emergency healthcare provider for immediate medical assistance.
Follow the safety instructions given below to reduce the occurrence of the above side effects.
Do not take caffeine. This drug can enhance the effects caffeine has on your body.
Using Ciplox can affect your thinking. Thus, avoiding operating any heavy machinery after consumption.
Do not take this drug if pregnant or breastfeeding. This can negatively impact the baby.
If you are taking any antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum, do not take all your medications at the same time. This can trigger a negative reaction with the drugs. Inform your physician and pharmacist about your current drugs beforehand.
Avoid direct exposure to the sun. Ciplox increases your sensitivity to sunburn. Therefore, it is best to avoid tanning beds and outdoor exercising during the daytime. If you are going outdoors, wear sunscreen.