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- What is levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
- What are the possible side effects of levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
- How should I use levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Quixin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Quixin)?
- What should I avoid while using levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
- What other drugs will affect levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to levofloxacin or a similar antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), and others.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether levofloxacin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use levofloxacin ophthalmic (Quixin)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid. Hold the dropper above the eye with the dropper tip down. Look up and away from the dropper as you squeeze out a drop, then close your eye.
- Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
- Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
Store levofloxacin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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