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Ocuflox Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Ocuflox (ofloxacin ophthalmic) solution is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It is an antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include temporary stinging or burning of the eyes for a minute or two when applied. Temporary blurred vision, eye discomfort, itching, redness, dryness, tearing, feeling as if something is in the eye, or sensitivity to light may occur.
To treat bacterial conjunctivitis, the dose of Ocuflox is 1 to 2 drops every 2 to 4 hours in the affected eye(s), on days 1 and 2. Then 1 to 2 drops, 4 times daily on days 3 through 7. To treat bacterial corneal ulcer, the dose is 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 30 minutes on days 1 and 2, then 1 to 2 drops hourly days 3 through 7 to 9, and 1 to 2 drops, 4 times daily days 7 to 9, to completion. Consult your doctor for details. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Ocuflox unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Ocuflox ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines and supplements you use. Ocuflox 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 Ocuflox (ofloxacin ophthalmic) 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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Ocuflox in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.
If you are using ofloxacin 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.
More 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.
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What is Patient Information Overview?
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Ocuflox Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because 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: eye pain, swelling of your eyelids or face.
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.
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Ocuflox FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Ophthalmic Use: The most frequently reported drug-related adverse reaction was transient ocular burning or discomfort. Other reported reactions include stinging, redness, itching, chemical conjunctivitis/keratitis, ocular/periocular/facial edema, foreign body sensation, photophobia, blurred vision, tearing, dryness, and eye pain. Rare reports of dizziness and nausea have been received.
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