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Quixin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Quixin (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%) is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include temporary blurred or decreased vision, temporary stinging/burning/pain in the eyes, feeling as if something is in the eye, sensitivity of the eyes to light, fever, headache, or sore throat.
The recommended dosing schedule for Quixin is on days 1 and 2, instill one to two drops in the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times per day. On days 3 through 7, instill one to two drops in the affected eye(s) every 4 hours while awake, up to 4 times per day. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Quixin ophthalmic. But many drugs can interact with each other. Oral levofloxacin can interact with caffeine, theophylline or blood thinners. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Quixin should be used only when prescribed. Based on information from related drugs, this medication may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Quixin (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%) 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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Quixin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- drainage or crusting of your eye;
- severe eye irritation after using the eye drops;
- feeling like there is something in your eye;
- vision problems, increased light sensitivity;
- eye redness or swelling; or
- fever, or any signs of a new infection.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dry or itchy eyes;
- sore throat; or
- mild eye pain, burning, or discomfort.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Quixin (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%)
What is Patient Information Overview?
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Quixin Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
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.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/eye/eyelid), 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.
In the US -
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 Quixin (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Quixin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequently reported adverse reactions in the overall study population were transient decreased vision, fever, foreign body sensation, headache, transient ocular burning, ocular pain or discomfort, pharyngitis and photophobia. These reactions occurred in approximately 1-3% of patients. Other reported reactions occurring in less than 1% of patients included allergic reactions, lid edema, ocular dryness, and ocular itching.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Quixin (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%)
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