Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment
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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment
(ciprofloxacin) Ophthalmic Ointment 0.3%
Sterile Ophthalmic Ointment
CILOXAN® (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment) is a synthetic, sterile, multiple dose, antimicrobial for topical use. Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial. It is available as the monohydrochloride monohydrate salt of 1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid. Ciprofloxacin is a faint to light yellow crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 385.82. Its empirical formula is C17H18FN3O3•HCl•H2O and its chemical structure is as follows:
Ciprofloxacin differs from other quinolones in that it has a fluorine atom at the 6-position, a piperazine moiety at the 7-position, and a cyclopropyl ring at the 1-position.
Each gram of CILOXAN® (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment) contains: Active: ciprofloxacin HCl 3.33 mg equivalent to 3 mg base. Inactives: mineral oil, white petrolatum.
What are the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (Ciloxan)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe swelling, itching, burning, redness, or discomfort in or around your eye;
- eye pain, vision changes, increased sensitivity of your eyes to light;
- signs of new infection, such as drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids;
- the first sign of any skin...
What are the precautions when taking ciprofloxacin hcl ophthalmic ointment (Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment)?
Before using ciprofloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolones (e.g., levofloxacin, moxifloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other eye problems.
Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and...
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/6/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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