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Revised: 6/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
OFLOXACIN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.3% "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Ofloxacin
 Dosage form:
faint yellow to pale yellow limpid opthalmic solution
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a new quinolone antibacterial agent that shows bactericidal effects by inhibiting DNA replication in bacteria.
It is usually used to treat blepharitis, dacryocystitis, hordeolum (sty), conjunctivitis, tarsadenitis and keratitis (including corneal ulcer). It is also used for sterilization therapy in the perioperative period of eye surgery.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 drop at a time, 3 times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Wipe off any excess liquid with a clean gauze or tissue.
  • To prevent contamination, make sure not to let the tip of eye dropper touch the surface of your eye or eyelashes when applying.
  • If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, wait more than 5 minutes.
  • This medicine is only intended for ophthalmic use.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, hives, blepharitis (eyelid redness/edema, etc.), conjunctivitis (conjunctival hyperemia/edema, etc.) and irritation. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • rash, respiratory distress, eyelid edema [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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