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Chibroxin Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 5/6/2016

Chibroxin (norfloxacin ophthalmic solution) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. The brand name Chibroxin is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Chibroxin (norfloxacin ophthalmic solution) include:

  • eye burning
  • stinging
  • irritation
  • itching
  • redness
  • blurred vision
  • eyelid itching
  • eyelid swelling or crusting
  • a bad taste in your mouth
  • tearing, or
  • sensitivity to light.

Serious side effects are not expected with Chibroxin.

The recommended dose in adults and pediatric patients (one year and older) is one or two drops of Chibroxin Ophthalmic Solution applied topically to the affected eye(s) four times daily for up to seven days. Chibroxin may interact with other eye drops or medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Chibroxin ophthalmic will harm a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Chibroxin (norfloxacin ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Chibroxin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

If you are using norfloxacin ophthalmic to treat a corneal ulcer, you may notice a whitish buildup on the ulcer. This means that the medication is working; it is not a harmful development.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling or crusting, a bad taste in your mouth, tearing, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Chibroxin (Norfloxacin)

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Chibroxin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


In clinical trials, the most frequently reported drug-related adverse reaction was local burning or discomfort. Other drug-related adverse reactions were conjunctival hyperemia, chemosis, photophobia and a bitter taste following instillation.


Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Chibroxin (Norfloxacin)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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