Exocin Eye Drop 5ml contains 0.3% w/v used to treat bacterial eye infections.
It kills the bacteria that cause eye infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
Exocin eye drops contain the active ingredient ofloxacin, which is a type of medicine called a quinolone antibiotic. Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
- Ofloxacin works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. It does this by entering the bacterial cells and inhibiting a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This enzyme is involved in replicating and repairing the genetic material (DNA) of the bacteria. If this enzyme doesn’t work, the bacteria cannot reproduce or repair themselves and this kills the bacteria.
Exocin eye drops are administered into the eye to treat various types of bacterial eye infections. Administering them directly into the eye allows the ofloxacin to act directly on the bacteria that are causing the infection.