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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 11/20/2015

Ofloxacin (ofloxacin ophthalmic) solution is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Common side effects of Ofloxacin include temporary blurred vision, eye stinging, burning, discomfort, itching, redness, dryness, tearing, sensitivity to light, pinkeye (conjunctivitis), facial swelling, eye pain, and infrequently, dizziness or nausea.

The usual starting dose of Ofloxacin is 1 to 2 drops every 2 to 4 hours in the affected eye(s), but is dependent on the condition being treated. Consult your doctor for details. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Ofloxacin unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Ofloxacin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you take. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision while taking Ofloxacin. This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Consult your doctor before using Oflaxacin before breastfeeding.

Our Ofloxacin (ofloxacin 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 Prescribing information?

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

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


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.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution (Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution)

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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