Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops is a drug that belongs to the cluster of quinolone antibiotics that is administered to remedy bacterial infections. However, this medicine will not work for viral infections such as flu and the common cold. This antibiotic works by preventing the growth and further infestation of bacteria. Remember that using an antibiotic repetitively for trivial issues or for problems not caused by bacteria will lead the bacteria to become resistant to that antibiotic. Thus the antibiotic will lose its efficacy over a period of time. You must drink sufficient fluids unless of course advised otherwise.
The length of the treatment plan and dosage of Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops will depend upon the severity of the condition. It is advised to take this drug about 4 to 8 hours prior to the intake of other minerals/vitamins or products containing magnesium or aluminum such as antacids. For best results, take this medicine at regular intervals every day. Finish the course of the antibiotic even if your condition gets better; this is because stopping the intake of an antibiotic prematurely will result in the relapse of the infection and the bacteria turning antibiotic resistant over a period of time.
Some of the side effects include nausea, sore throat, dizziness, lightheadedness, diarrhea, headaches and difficulty in sleeping. Other serious but rare adverse reactions include easy bleeding or bruising, symptoms of kidney related issues such as increased or decreased urination and associated concerns such as abdominal/stomach pain, continuous vomiting, irregular heartbeats, bouts of fainting, yellowing of the skin/eyes, etc. Although rare, a severe intestinal condition ‘Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea could develop. Let your doctor know without any delay should you experience persistent diarrhea or notice the presence of blood or mucous in the stool. Take note that prolonged intake of this drug, beyond the prescribed time limit, may result in the formation of white patches in the mouth (oral thrush) or a new yeast infection that could manifest itself in the form of vaginal discharges. Allergic reactions to Siomox 0.5% Eye Drops are rare.