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Castor Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Ciprofloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Erosive Esophagitis

    Castor Eye Drop is used in the treatment of severe ulcers caused by chronic acidity.
  • Gastroesophageal 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.
  • Allergy

    Castor Eye Drop is not recommended for patients who are allergic to Pantoprazole or any other drug of the same group i.e Benzimidazoles.
  • Headache

    Castor Eye Drop can cause headache and dizziness especially in pediatric patients and patients on triple therapy.
  • Altered Sense Of Taste

    Castor Eye Drop can cause altered taste. The most common is metallic or bitter taste.
  • Running Nose And Cough

    Castor Eye Drop can cause running nose, cough, blocked nose, breathing difficulties.
  • Diarrhoea

    Castor Eye Drop can cause stomach discomforts including diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence etc.
  • Nausea Or Vomiting

    Castor Eye Drop can cause nausea or vomiting.
  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

    Castor Eye Drop on long term usage can cause tiredness and weakness along with muscle pain and occasional cramps.
  • Skin Rash

    Castor Eye Drop can cause skin rashes and Pruritis like symptoms.
  • Anorexia

    Castor Eye Drop can cause severe loss of appetite resulting in under-nourishment.
  • Injection Site Thrombophlebitis

    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.
  • 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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Castor Eye Drop belongs to the class fluoroquinolones. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA and causes cell death.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
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