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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution

Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution

Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin HCL) ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria. It is also used to treat an ulcer in the cornea of the eye. This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include temporary stinging or burning of your eyes for a minute or two when applied. Eye discomfort, itching, redness, tearing, eyelid crusting, feeling as if something is in your eye, blurred vision, a bad taste in your mouth, or sensitivity to light may occur.

The recommended dosage of Ciloxan to treat corneal ulcers is two drops into the affected eye every 15 minutes for the first six hours, then two drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes for the remainder of the first day. On the second day, instill two drops in the affected eye hourly. On days 3 through 14, place two drops in the affected eye every four hours. The recommended dosage to treat bacterial conjunctivitis is one or two drops instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every two hours for two days and one or two drops every four hours for the next five days. It is not likely 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 about all other medications you use, especially theophylline, blood thinners, or cyclosporine used in the eyes or taken by mouth. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Ciloxan should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if the medication in this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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.

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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 Solution (Ciprofloxacin HCL Ophthalmic Solution) »

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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily sting or burn your eyes for a minute or two when applied. Eye discomfort, itching, redness, tearing, eyelid crusting, feeling as if something is in your eye, blurred vision, a bad taste in your mouth, or sensitivity to light may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

White crystals may appear in the treated eye(s) after the first few days of ciprofloxacin use, but usually go away in a few weeks. This effect is harmless. Keep your scheduled appointments so your doctor can closely monitor your eye infection. If you notice any new or worsening eye symptoms (e.g., increased discharge, eye pain), tell your doctor immediately.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye infection. Do not use it for longer than prescribed. Contact your doctor if you notice new or worsening symptoms.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: staining of the eyes, swelling in or around the eye, eye pain, worsening vision.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution (Ciprofloxacin HCL Ophthalmic Solution)»

What is Prescribing information?

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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequently reported drug related adverse reaction was local burning or discomfort. In corneal ulcer studies with frequent administration of the drug, white crystalline precipitates were seen in approximately 17% of patients (SEE PRECAUTIONS ). Other reactions occurring in less than 10% of patients included lid margin crusting, crystals/scales, foreign body sensation, itching, conjunctival hyperemia and a bad taste following instillation. Additional events occurring in less than 1% of patients included corneal staining, keratopathy/keratitis, allergic reactions, lid edema, tearing, photophobia, corneal infiltrates, nausea and decreased vision.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ciloxan Ophthalmic Solution (Ciprofloxacin HCL Ophthalmic Solution) »

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