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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/6/2017
Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 01/26/2017

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin hcl) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria, and is also used to treat an ulcer in the cornea of the eye. Ciloxan is available in generic form. Common side effects of Ciloxan include:

  • temporary stinging,
  • burning, or
  • irritation of the eyes for a minute or two when applied.

Other side effects of Ciloxan include:

  • blurred vision,
  • eye discomfort,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • tearing,
  • dry eyes,
  • watery eyes,
  • feeling as if something is in your eye,
  • puffy eyelids,
  • a bad taste in your mouth after using the drops,
  • nausea,
  • sensitivity to light, and
  • a white-colored buildup in your eye (if you are being treated for corneal ulcer).

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Ciloxan including:

  • staining of the eye, swelling in or around the eye, eye pain, or worsening vision.

Apply a 1/2" ribbon dose of Ciloxan into the conjunctival sac three times a day on the first two days, then apply a 1/2" ribbon two times a day for the next five days. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Ciloxan used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all other medications you use, especially: theophylline, blood thinners, or cyclosporine used in the eyes or taken by mouth. Ciloxan should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if the medication in this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin hcl) 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.

Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment Consumer Information

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 rash, no matter how mild.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild itching, burning, redness, or irritation;
  • blurred vision, dry or watery eyes;
  • puffy eyelids;
  • feeling like something is in your eye;
  • a white-colored buildup in your eye (if you are being treated for corneal ulcer); or
  • nausea, unpleasant taste in your mouth after using the drops.

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 Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment (Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Ointment)

Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The following adverse reactions (incidences) were reported in 2% of the patients in clinical studies for CILOXAN® (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment): discomfort, keratopathy. Other reactions associated with ciprofloxacin therapy occurring in less than 1% of patients included allergic reactions, blurred vision, corneal staining, decreased visual acuity, dry eye, edema, epitheliopathy, eye pain, foreign body sensation, hyperemia, irritation, keratoconjunctivitis, lid erythema, lid margin hyperemia, photophobia, pruritus, and tearing. Systemic adverse reactions related to ciprofloxacin therapy occurred at an incidence below 1% and included dermatitis, nausea and taste perversion.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment (Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Ointment)

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© Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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