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Last reviewed on RxList: 2/5/2020
Chibroxin Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Chibroxin?

Chibroxin (norfloxacin ophthalmic solution) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. The brand name Chibroxin is discontinued, but generic versions may be available.

What Are Side Effects of Chibroxin?

Common side effects of Chibroxin (norfloxacin ophthalmic solution) include:

  • 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.

Serious side effects are not expected with Chibroxin.

Dosage for Chibroxin

The recommended dose in adults and pediatric patients (one year and older) is one or two drops of Chibroxin Ophthalmic Solution applied topically to the affected eye(s) four times daily for up to seven days.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Chibroxin?

Chibroxin may interact with other eye drops or medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Chibroxin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

It is unknown if Chibroxin ophthalmic will harm a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Chibroxin (norfloxacin 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.


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Chibroxin Professional Information


In clinical trials, the most frequently reported drug-related adverse reaction was local burning or discomfort. Other drug-related adverse reactions were conjunctival hyperemia, chemosis, photophobia and a bitter taste following instillation.


Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Chibroxin (Norfloxacin)


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© Chibroxin Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Chibroxin Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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