Floximed (Eye Ointment)
Each g contains ciprofloxacin 3.0 mg.
- Local therapy of various infectious eye diseases and its appendages caused by
sensitive bacteria: acute and subacute conjunctivitis, blepharoconjunctivitis,
blepharitis, bacterial cornea ulcers with/without hypopyon, bacterial keratitis
and keratoconjunctivitis, chronic dacryocystitis, and meibomitis.
- Pre-operational prophylaxis in ophtalmosurgery. Treatment of post-operative
- Treatment and prophylaxis of posttraumatic infectious complications (with or
without foreign bodies).
Hypersensitivity to ciprofloxacin and other drugs of fluoroquinolones group,
deficit of glucose-6-phospahte phosphate dehydrogenase, infancy and adolescence,
pregnancy and lactation.
Local reactions: possible – allergic reactions, itching, burning, slight
painfullness and hyperemia of conjunctiva, nausea; rarely – eyelid edema,
photophobia, lacrimation, sensation of a foreign body in eyes, foul taste
immediately after putting the ointment in an eye, impairment of vision acuity,
crystal precipitation, keratitis, keratopathy, appearance of spots and cornea
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Floximed eye ointment is put into conjunctival sac (cavity between back eyelid
surface and front eyebulb surface). In case of acute infection use the ointment
every 3-4 times a day until onset of clinical effect, then reduce a dose. In
case of mild types of infections apply the drug 2 times a day. At night in
addition to eye drops use eye ointment for a long drug effect.
Co-administration with beta-lactams, aminoglycosides, vancomycin, clindamycin,
and metronidazole increases ciprofloxacin activity.
Only for topical application. Inform a patient about that if conjunctive
hyperemia persists or increases after application he should discontinue the drug
application and turn to a doctor. It is not recommended to wear soft lenses
during therapy. Patients wearing contact lenses should apply only putting them
away. Lenses may be put again in 15-20 minutes following instillation.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
The application of Floximed during pregnancy and lactation is contraindicated.
5.0 g is in an aluminum tube in a carton box with an insert.