Aciprex

Aciprex

ciprofloxacin

Manufacturer:

SENSOMED

Distributor:

SENSOMED
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ciprofloxacin HCl
Indications/Uses
Treatment of corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis & blepharitis caused by susceptible strains of bacteria in adults & childn ≥12 mth.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Corneal ulcers Instill 2 drops into the affected eye every 15 min for the first 6 hr, then 2 drops for every 30 min for the remainder of the 1st day; 2 drops hrly on the 2nd day; 2 drops 4 hrly on the 3rd-14th day. Bacterial conjunctivitis/blepharitis Instill 1 drop into the conjunctival sac(s) 2 hrly while awake for 2 days & 1 drop 4 hrly while awake for the next 5 days.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to ciprofloxacin & other quinolones including nalidixic acid.
Special Precautions
Serious & occasional anaphylactic reactions following the 1st dose. Avoid excessive sunlight & prolonged use. Discontinue therapy at the 1st appearance of a skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity reaction. Patients w/ bacterial corneal ulcer. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <1 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Local burning or discomfort.
ATC Classification
S01AE03 - ciprofloxacin ; Belongs to the class of quinolone antiinfectives. Used in the treatment of eye infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Aciprex ophth drops 3 mg/mL (0.3% w/v)
Packing/Price
5 mL x 1's
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