the package insert of the medicine Ciloxan. Therapeutic class of Topical Antibiotics and Eyedrops Antibiotics. Active principles Ciprofloxacin.
Ciloxan Solution, Ophthalmic and eye Ointment are indicated for the treatment of infections caused by strains sensitive micro-organisms in the conditions of the Ulcers hornfelses and conjunctivitis
Use the adult and paediatric – Use ophthalmologic
How to use?
Ciloxan Eye drops
- Ulcer corneal:
2 drops in eyes affected every 15 minutes for the first six hours and then two drops in eyes affected every 30 minutes for remainder of first day.
On the second day, instill two drops in the eye affected on the hour.
On the third day until the tenth-the fourth day, instill two drops in the eye affected every four hours.
The treatment may continue after 14 days if corneal re-epithelialization does not occur.
1 or 2 drops in the bag conjunctival every two hours while awake for two days and one or two drops every four hours while awake for five days following.
- Ulcer corneal:
Apply approximately 1.0 cm of the ointment in the bag conjunctival every 1-2 hours in the first two days and the same amount every four hours for up to 12 days. The dose may be increased at the discretion of the physician.
Apply approximately 1.0 cm of the ointment in the bag conjunctival three times per day in the first two days and the same amount two times per day in the five days following. The dose may be increased at the discretion of the physician.
What are the evils that can cause me?
The adverse reaction most often reported to the Ciloxan Solution, Ophthalmic was burning local or discomfort.
In studies in ulcer corneal with the infrequent administration of the drug, precipitated crystalline white were noted.
Other reactions that occurred in less than 10% of patients have included scales on the margin of the eyelid, crystals/scales, foreign body sensation, itching, hyperemia conjunctival and bitter taste after the instilição.
Other reactions that occurred in less than 1% of patients were staining corneal, ceratopatia/keratitis, allergic reactions, palpebral edema, tearing, photophobia, infiltrated corneanos, nausea and decreased vision.
The adverse reactions most frequently reported to the Ciloxan eye Ointment were white precipitate is produced, discomfort and blurred vision.
Other reactions associated with the use of ciprofloxacin, which occurred in less than 1% of patients, were hyperemia, itching and eye pain, tearing, photophobia, allergic reaction, dry eye, decreased visual acuity, erythema eyelid, staining corneal, keratitis, ceratopatia, corneal damage, epiteliopatia, swelling, eye irritation, foreign body sensation, nausea, dermatitis and metallic taste.
When should I not use?
A history of hypersensitivity to ciprofloxacin or other quinolones contra-indicates the use of the product.
How it works?
After treatment with Ciloxan Solution, Ophthalmic, 76% of the patients with ulcers hornfelses the bacterial cultures positive were clinically cured and complete re-epithelialization occurred in 92% of the ulcers.
In multi-center clinical studies of 3 to 7 days, 52% of the patients with conjunctivitis cultures conjunctival positive were clinically cured, and 70%-80% have had all disease causing pathogens eradicated by the end of the treatment.
After treatment with Ciloxan eye Ointment, 88% of patients with ulcers hornfelses and bacterial cultures positive were clinically cured and complete re-epithelialization occurred in 93% of the ulcers.
In multi-center clinical studies of 3 and 7 days, 59% of the patients with conjunctivitis and cultures conjunctival positive were clinically cured, and 70%-85% had all the disease causing pathogens eradicated by the end of the treatment.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
To avoid contamination of the solution or ointment do not touch the dropper from the bottle with the nozzle of the tube on any surface.
A small number of patients, on treatment with quinolone via systemic, presented anaphylactic reactions, hypersensitivity.
As with other preparations, anti-bacterial, prolonged use of ciprofloxacin may cause the overgrowth of organisms not sensitive to fungi. If a superinfection, appropriate therapy should be initiated.
Ciloxan in pregnancy and lactation: there are no studies adequate and well controlled in pregnant women.
Ciloxan Solution, Ophthalmic and eye Ointment should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justify the potential risk to the fetus.
one Should be cautious to administer Ciloxan Solution, Ophthalmic and eye Ointment in the breastfeeding mother.
specific Studies of drug interaction have not been conducted with ciprofloxacin for use the ophthalmic.
However, the administration of systemic of some quinolones has been shown to elevate plasma concentrations of theophylline, interfere with the metabolism of caffeine, enhance the effects of the oral anticoagulant, warfarin, and its derivatives, and is associated with elevations transient serum creatinine in patients on concomitant treatment with cyclosporine.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
A superdose of topical Ciloxan Solution, Ophthalmic or eye Ointment may be flushed from the eye with warm, running water.
Ciloxan Eye drops
Each ml contains:
the hydrochloride of ciprofloxacin (equivalent to 3.0 mg basis)….3,5 mg
Vehicle consisting of sodium acetate, acetic acid, mannitol, with edetato disodium and benzalkonium chloride as preservatives, and purified water q. s. p. to 1.0 ml
Each g contains:
the hydrochloride of ciprofloxacin, micronized (equivalent to 3.0 mg of anhydrous basis)…3,33 mg
Excipient composed of mineral oil and vaseline solid q. s. p. 1.0 g
- Bottles plastic dropper bottle containing 5ml of solution ophthalmic.
- Loaves of aluminum-containing 3,5 g of ointment.
Where how and for how long can I save?
The product should be stored at room temperature and protected from light.
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