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Castor Eye Drop

Castor Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Ciprofloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Castor Eye Drop is an antibiotic that is a member of the quinolone family of medicines. It is effective in treating infections that are caused by bacteria. Castor Eye Drop is used to treat patients with bacterial infections such as pneumonia, anthrax, syphilis, gonorrhea, bronchitis, gastroenteritis and plague. This antibiotic is also used to fight against infections of the throat, skin, ears, nose, sinus, bones, respiratory system and urinary tract.

Castor Eye Drop inhibits the regular synthesis of bacterial DNA, obstructing the process of their cell division. Therefore, it destroys the existing bacteria that are causing the infection, and it inhibits the growth of new bacteria.

Castor Eye Drop is an anti-biotic, which is a member of the fluoroquinolone family. It helps fight against infections caused by bacteria. It is used to treat severe bacterial infections including pneumonia, respiratory or urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, anthrax, gastroenteritis as well as infections of the sinus, bones, skin and joints. It is also effective in treating septicemic plague.

Castor Eye Drop works by destroying the existing bacteria, that cause infections, from within the body and preventing the growth of new bacteria. The regular synthesis of DNA requires the presence of enzymes of bacterial DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. Castor Eye Drop inhibits the activity of DNA gyrase, thus preventing DNA relaxation, encouraging the damage of double stranded DNA and inhibiting the cell division of bacteria. In this way, Castor Eye Drop is efficient in fighting against bacterial infections within the body.

Castor Eye Drop is available in many forms such as tablets, oral solution, ophthalmic ointment and a solution that can be injected. It is important to read the label of this medicine and follow the exact guidelines of the doctor’s prescription. Do not take an extra pill to make up for a missed dose, if you forget to take a dose. Instead, just continue with the next dose.

Castor Eye Drop can cause a few common side effects like headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, mouth sores, heartburn and fatigue. Consult your doctor, if you notice any of these side effects. Some of the major side effects that can occur in rare cases include loss of consciousness, irregular heartbeats, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, liver dysfunction, increased risk of tendonitis and severe rashes. If you detect any of the symptoms mentioned above, you must seek immediate medical attention. If you are allergic to Castor Eye Drop, you will experience rashes, hives, breathing problems, swelling of the throat, tongue, face or limbs and itchiness. If you notice these symptoms, it is advisable to stop taking this medicine immediately and contact your doctor.

In some cases, patients having certain disorders, who take this antibiotic, are more susceptible to its side effects. Therefore, before starting a prescription of this medicine, you should consult the doctor if you are allergic to Castor Eye Drop, blood disorders, conditions of the heart and low levels of magnesium in the blood. Children and pregnant women should exercise caution before taking this medication. Although this antibiotic does treat infections, it does not treat infections like influenza, cold and viral infections.

Erosive Esophagitis
Castor Eye Drop is used in the treatment of severe ulcers caused by chronic acidity.
Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease
Castor Eye Drop is used in the treatment of a reflux disease where acid from the stomach and bile irritates the food pipe.
Helicobacter pylori Infection
Castor Eye Drop is used to treat Helicobacter Pylori infection in combination with other drugs.
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Castor Eye Drop is used to treat a condition where excessive amount of acid is produced in the stomach due to tumors in the small intestine.
Other forms of Ulcers
Castor Eye Drop is also used to treat ulcers in the stomach (Gastric) and small intestines (Duodenal). It is also used to prevent ulcers caused due to stress.
Castor Eye Drop is not recommended for patients who are allergic to Pantoprazole or any other drug of the same group i.e Benzimidazoles.
In addition to its intended effect, Castor Eye Drop may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Moderate Common
Castor Eye Drop can cause headache and dizziness especially in pediatric patients and patients on triple therapy.
Altered sense of taste Moderate Common
Castor Eye Drop can cause altered taste. The most common is metallic or bitter taste.
Running Nose and Cough Moderate Common
Castor Eye Drop can cause running nose, cough, blocked nose, breathing difficulties.
Diarrhea Moderate Common
Castor Eye Drop can cause stomach discomforts including diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence etc.
Nausea or Vomiting Moderate Less Common
Castor Eye Drop can cause nausea or vomiting.
Unusual tiredness and weakness Minor Less Common
Castor Eye Drop on long term usage can cause tiredness and weakness along with muscle pain and occasional cramps.
Skin Rash Major Less Common
Castor Eye Drop can cause skin rashes and Pruritis like symptoms.
Anorexia Moderate Less Common
Castor Eye Drop can cause severe loss of appetite resulting in under-nourishment.
Injection site Thrombophlebitis Minor Common
Castor Eye Drop injections can cause veins under the skin to swell. This effect is present only at the site of injection.
How long is the duration of effect?
Castor Eye Drop remains active in the body up to 24 hours after administration and is excreted in the urine.
What is the onset of action?
Castor Eye Drop is rapidly absorbed from the Gastro-intestinal tract and reaches its peak levels after 2 to 2.5 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Castor Eye Drop is considered safe for consumption by pregnant women. But there is a lack of conclusive evidence and hence, it must be used only when necessary after consulting a Doctor. Potential benefits and risks involved should be considered before taking the drug.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Castor Eye Drop is not expected to cause any adverse effects on the breastfed baby. However, a Doctor must be consulted before taking the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Castor Eye Drop, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose.
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver Disease Moderate
Any incidence of liver disease should be reported to the Doctor. Suitable adjustment in dosage can be done based on the extent of the liver impairment.
Osteoporosis Moderate
Suitable adjustment in dosage and duration should be made for patients who are at risk for Osteoporosis related fracture. Established treatment guidelines should be strictly followed in such cases.
Hypomagnesemia Moderate
Any incidences of magnesium level imbalance should be reported to the Doctor. The imbalance could occur due to a disease or due to other medication used by the patient. Regular monitoring is recommended for patients taking Castor Eye Drop.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Nelfinavir Major
Castor Eye Drop is not recommended for use when the patient is already taking anti-viral medications like Nelfinavir or other drugs used in the management of HIV Infection.
Digoxin Moderate
Castor Eye Drop should be used with caution if the patient is on Digoxin. Prior usage of any of these drugs should be informed to the Doctor. Any symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, disturbances in vision, and abnormalities in heartbeat should be reported immediately.
Ketoconazole Moderate
Usage of Castor Eye Drop with Ketoconazole or other antifungals of the same group should be avoided. Inform the doctor about the usage of either of these medications so that safer alternatives can be prescribed.
Warfarin Moderate
Usage of Castor Eye Drop with Warfarin should be strictly monitored by the Doctor. Suitable adjustment in dosage and monitoring of Prothrombin time is necessary to ensure safety. Any symptoms like unusual bleeding, swelling, vomiting, presence of blood in urine should be reported immediately.
Methotrexate Major
Castor Eye Drop should not be used with Methotrexate. Use of either of the drugs should be reported to the Doctor so that safer substitute could be prescribed.

Popular Questions & Answers

My periods delayed for a month & now it cmg drop by drop from 2 days? Like today a drop & tomo again a drop?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
My periods delayed for a month & now it cmg drop by drop from 2 days? Like today a drop & tomo again a drop?
Take a mixture of gajar beej, mooli beej and black sesame seeds 1 tsf with warm water. Have 2 tsf castor oil while sleeping.
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My eyes dry sometimes I used many eye drops like 1. Refresh eyes 2. Add tears 3. Misty. Etc now I using castor oil in eyes from last 2 days but still problem is their, I read on google is honey eye drops useful for dry eyes please tell me the honey eye drop recipe thank you.

Master of Surgery, Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Bikaner
My eyes dry sometimes I used many eye drops like
1. Refresh eyes
2. Add tears
3. Misty. Etc
now I using castor oil in...
Get schirmer test and but done. If these are normal take fresh fruits lot of water and anti oxidants. Don't put so much of pseudo tears. Preservative in the drops will further aggravate.
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Respected Sir /Mam How often should I use castor oil to remove dandruff in a week? What is the permanent solution of dandruff?

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Respected Sir /Mam How often should I use castor oil to remove dandruff in a week? What is the permanent solution of ...
1. Apply mahabhringraj oil on your scalp and massage follow by giving hot water fomentation. You can put 1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils before going to bed. 2. Take pranacharya allergin capsule twice a day. Increase the intake of proteins such as soybean and egg white. It is advisable to avoid tea, coffee, spicy food, fermented food and junk food. Only use ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp and avoid synthetic shampoos. Do pranayama early morning. 3- apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp once in a week.
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Can I use castor oil. For treating penile. Curvature please help I am 19 year old student. I can't afford doctor please. Help me .

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Can I use castor oil. For treating penile. Curvature please help I am 19 year old student. I can't afford doctor plea...
Hello- Yes it is a good remedy for penile curvature. I am sharing my patients feedback exactly as what he posted. It will help you. "I've had Peyronies (penile curvature) for over 4 years and it's been awful on so many levels from the pain to the psychological aspects and lets not forget the deformity itself. Some old guy pushed me to use a vacuum pump that was a disaster and took me from zero to over 90 degrees of upward curvature. This has been all consuming and virtually bankrupted me over this period. Certain things like ginger have been useful, but every time I made progress it would seem to reverse with the smallest damage and recently I had a long bone like scarring appear along the entire length of my penis along the top. Curvature was around 45 degrees. I was suggested castor oil use by dr. I was hesitant to try because I know it promotes collagen and we have quite enough of that already with Peyronies, but it's been really, really good so far. All of that hardened bone like scarring has gone after just two weeks and I cannot feel any at the top or bottom. In the middle there is still a fairly big chunk but it's much softer than before and the upward curvature has dropped to around 20 degrees. I've been soaking the penis in a thick layer of cold pressed castor oil and then waiting a few minutes for it to partially absorb before applying a fur covered hot water bottle like kids often have that has been allowed to cool for about 20 minutes just to take the edge off the heat. I then leave it in place for up to 3 hours and it maintains a good temperature without burning if I keep it under loose tracksuit bottoms and a T-Shirt. I do this twice a day and intend to keep going. I've had a couple false dawns in the past where I thought things would work and then progress stalled, but this seems really promising and it's so cheap. It may take months or never work entirely but so far it's about the best thing I've tried and much better than anything the doctors prescribed like Pentox.

Is castor oil for hair regrowth good to body? Will it gets any good result. Help me to understand about 'castor oil'

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Is castor oil for hair regrowth good to body? Will it gets any good result. Help me to understand about 'castor oil'
1. Use mild shampoo to wash hair (you can make your own shampoo using reetha and shikakai at home) 2. Stop using conditioners. Use natural conditioners like egg, yougurt and lemon. 3. Massage your scalp with a mix of oils like olive, coconut, sesame, castor oil at night. 4. Apply raw amla juice on hair thrice a week. 5. Rub your scalp with the juice of white onion. 6. Use a paste of bhringraj on hair. 7. You can use some good hair packs like - fenugreek and yogurt, egg and green tea. 8. You can rinse your hair with organic apple cider vinegar after washing your hair to maintain ph balance of your hair. 9. Hair health depends on the amount of protein in your diet. Foods like chicken, eggs, fish, nuts, dry fruits gives you the required nutrients to keep your skin and hair healthy. So consume plenty of them. Eat things rich in vitamin c like amla and oranges. 10. Drink lots of water to flush out toxins from the body.
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Popular Health Tips

Castor oil to treat dark circles

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MSCP
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Castor oil to treat dark circles

This is a simple yet effective remedy for dark circles. Take half a teaspoon of castor oil in a small cup. Place this cup in boiling water for 2 minutes so that the oil inside become slightly warm. Apply this oil around the eyes and massage lightly with your fingertips for 2 to 3 minutes. Do this at bedtime. Leave it on overnight and wash it the next day.

It gives great results if practiced regularly
 

Eat wise, drop a size

Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Eat wise, drop a size.
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Drop the Razor and Go in for Laser Hair Removal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Drop the Razor and Go in for Laser Hair Removal

Those were the time when it was deemed tempting for a man to be hairy. With hair almost everywhere, the manlier was the line of thinking. Unfortunately, those days are gone. Today, men don’t want the odd patches of hair on their shoulder or back of the arms and don’t even want chest hair anymore. So, just like ladies, men want their wanted hair removed as well.

There are DIY hair removal kits available, which people really don’t get attracted to. When it comes intense skincare treatments, many prefer to let professionals work wonders, rather than getting some random kit from any local store. Clinic Dermatech offers laser hair treatment for both men and women and has attained the for their work and excellence in the field.

Why choose permanent laser hair removal?

When it comes to hair removal, women have always had a myriad of options like shaving, waxing, and plucking. Men, on the other hand, have been at a loss as they have close to no option other than shaving. Shaving of hair on the face is done but what about the other parts of the body. Getting rid of hair on the chest, the back or elsewhere has been somewhat a mystery. Razors are the easy available but they are also not a permanent solution as the hair tend to regrow. Laser hair removal doesn’t present these problems. Let us check out some benefits of laser hair removal for men:

• It reduces hair growth permanently
• It eliminates ingrown hairs
• It saves you from razor burn and razor-caused bumps

How Does It Work?

Basically, the laser beam causes localized damage to the hair by concentrating light on the hair follicle, while not affecting the rest of the skin. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the laser beams, and this destroys the hair. It takes just a fraction of a second to destroy many follicles of hair at one time. However, permanent hair removal depends on many factors including skin colour, hair colour, and the strength of the laser the particular person can tolerate.

What is the cost of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is not really that expensive as people might think. Initially, when laser hair removal was first starting out, it was extremely expensive. Even if a small area was to be treated, like the upper lip, it would cost a large sum of money. Now with the advent of better technologies and the fact that the treatment is more common, the price has fallen down substantially. The cost also depends on the size of the area to be treated. So, getting both the legs treated will be more expensive than doing your underarms.

5 Sweeping Reasons to Drop that Hand Sanitizer

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
5 Sweeping Reasons to Drop that Hand Sanitizer

5 Sweeping Reasons To Drop That Hand Sanitizer You Carry Everywhere!

Although hand sanitizers offer you the convenience to clean your hands sans soap and water, and help in killing germs, these convenient health tools also come with their share of negatives.

Here's why you should drop that bottle of hand sanitizer, every time you can avoid and go conventional with soap and water:

1. Creation of Superbugs and Destruction of Cells
Although the ingredient triclosans prevent the development of bacteria, it does more harm than good. Studies show that it aids creation of superbugs (different types of bacteria that are resistant to certain forms of antibiotics). Furthermore, according to a 2014 study, triclosans have also been found to spur the development of breast cancer cells, not to mention the destruction of brain cells, according to research conducted by the university of california.

2. Causes Disruption in Hormones
Excessive use of hand sanitizers has also been found to bring about abnormal hormonal problems. Studies reveal that the triclosan ingredient can alter the way hormones function in the body, enabling bacteria to be able to adapt and become more resistant to antibiotics.

3. Development of Life-Threatening Health Problems
Another ingredient in hand sanitizers that play a role in preventing the growth of bacteria is parabens. This ingredient has been found to be a potent contributing factor in many health problems such as cancer, skin irritation, endocrine problems, to name a few.

4. Causes Skin Damage in The Long Run
As an active ingredient in hand sanitizers, alcohol can have an adverse effect on your health. It breaks down the protective outermost layer of skin, rendering it easy for toxins like parabens or bpa (bisphenol a) that is found in plastics to penetrate your skin easily.

5. Makes You Resistant to Antibiotics
Using hand sanitizers can make you resistant to antibiotics, thereby lowering your resistance to diseases. They may affect your body's immunity by killing off good bacteria that are responsible for keeping you safe from disease-causing bad bacteria. A study conducted in 2011 found that health care workers who used hand sanitizers more than soap and water are 6 times more likely to fall prey to outbreaks of norovirus (a highly infectious virus that causes viral gastroenteritis)

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10 Ways to heal your Mole Naturally

MBBS
Doctor, Begusarai
10 Ways to heal your Mole Naturally
1. Garlic

Garlic is one of the most effective home remedies for moles because it contains enzymes that help break down the clusters of pigment-producing cells. Plus, it helps lighten the dark pigmentation.

Crush a fresh garlic glove and place it on the mole.
Secure it with a bandage and leave it on overnight, or at least for four hours.
Do this daily for a few days. The mole will then fall off naturally. This method is said to give positive results with merely five days of daily application.
Make sure to disinfect the area with rubbing alcohol or another disinfectant before repeating the process daily. Plus, to protect the skin surrounding the mole, apply some petroleum jelly or oil.

Warning: applying garlic on skin can cause redness and irritation.

2. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a very popular home remedy for mole removal. Due to its acid content, it helps scab the mole and makes it fall off over time.

Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it on the affected area. Secure it with a bandage or medical tape and leave it on overnight. Do this daily for about 10 days or until the mole falls off.
Alternatively, you can rub warm water on the mole or lightly scrape the surface with an emery board and then apply cider vinegar on it until it turns white. Leave it on until it dries naturally. Do this several times a day.
Apple cider vinegar is likely to make the mole worse in the initial few days, but it will get better in a week. If it leaves a scar, apply coconut oil.

Note: to protect the skin around mole, apply petroleum jelly on the surrounding area before applying apple cider vinegar.

3. Castor oil

Castor oil helps remove warts, moles, and skin tags. Being a discutient, it helps dissolve and eliminate unusual growths. This method is not likely to leave scars. However, it tends to take a lot of time as it gets rid of moles one layer at a time.

Mix a pinch of baking soda and a few drops of castor oil. You can also mix in ground aspirin.
Gently rub the mixture on your mole.
Leave it on for a few hours until it dries naturally.
Do this twice daily for about one month.
If you do not have baking soda, you can use castor oil alone.

4. Flaxseed oil

Flaxseed oil is particularly useful for removing raised moles. It softens the moles and loosens them around the edges so they can easily come off.

Mix enough finely ground flax seeds and honey with flaxseed oil to make a paste.
Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for at least one hour.
Follow this remedy three times a day for a few weeks.

5. Iodine

A tincture of iodine can also be used to remove moles and skin tags. It triggers natural cell death and eliminates the clusters. You can get iodine tincture from a drug store.

Clean the affected area and apply a drop of 5% iodine solution on your mole. For flat moles, you can also scratch it slightly with an emery board before applying the iodine.
Cover it with a bandage or gauze and leave it on overnight or as long as possible.
Repeat the procedure daily for a week or two.
If you do not want to use a bandage, then apply the iodine solution two or three times a day and leave it on until it dries completely.

Note: iodine will remove moles without scarring, but it is likely to stain the skin. To avoid this deep purple staining, apply a little lotion or petroleum jelly around the mole to protect the surrounding skin.

6. Pineapple juice

Fresh pineapple juice can help lighten the pigmentation of moles, thereby making them less noticeable.

Soak a cotton ball in pineapple juice and apply it on your mole.
Leave it on overnight or until the juice dries.
Do this several times a day for a few weeks or until your mole fades.

7. Grapefruit seed extract
Grapefruits

Being rich in vitamin e and flavonoids, grapefruit seed extract works as a good natural home remedy to get rid of moles.

Apply one drop of grapefruit seed extract on your mole, cover it with a bandage or gauze and leave it on for a few hours. Do this two or three times a day for about one month.
Alternatively, you can combine one part grapefruit seed extract and 10 parts avocado oil. Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Do this daily until you are satisfied with the results.

8. Onion juice
Onions juice
Onion juice can help get rid of moles and maintain an even skin tone because of its acidic properties.
Extract fresh onion juice and apply it on the affected area using a cotton swab. Leave it on for 30 minutes or more and then wash it off. Do this two or three times daily for at least three weeks.
Alternatively, apply a mixture of equal parts of onion juice and apple cider vinegar. Leave it on overnight or at least for half an hour. Do this daily for a month or until your mole fades away.

9. Frankincense
Frankincense oil
Frankincense essential oil, being astringent in nature, helps dry up a mole and remove it layer by layer.
Dilute frankincense essential oil by adding eight teaspoons of olive oil to one teaspoon of this oil.
Dab it on your mole and leave it on for a few hours.
Do this two or three times a day for a few weeks.
To prevent scarring, continue the treatment for several days even after the mole disappears.

Note: do not use this remedy if it causes skin irritation.

10. Aloe vera
Aloe vera gel

Unlike other acidic ingredients, aloe vera gel works as a mild natural remedy for removing and lightening skin moles.

Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the mole and secure it with a cotton bandage.
Leave it on for three to four hours to allow the aloe to be absorbed completely.
Do this two or three times a day for a month, or until you are satisfied with the results.
Before trying out these remedies, especially the ones with strong ingredients like garlic and apple cider vinegar, make sure your skin is not sensitive to them. Plus, if the remedy worsens the skin condition then discontinue its use.
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