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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/27/2020
Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects Center

What Is Ciloxan?

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin hcl) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria, and is also used to treat an ulcer in the cornea of the eye. Ciloxan is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Ciloxan?

Common side effects of Ciloxan include:

  • temporary stinging,
  • burning, or
  • irritation of the eyes for a minute or two when applied.

Other side effects of Ciloxan include:

  • blurred vision,
  • eye discomfort,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • tearing,
  • dry eyes,
  • watery eyes,
  • feeling as if something is in your eye,
  • puffy eyelids,
  • a bad taste in your mouth after using the drops,
  • nausea,
  • sensitivity to light, and
  • a white-colored buildup in your eye (if you are being treated for corneal ulcer).

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Ciloxan including:

  • staining of the eye, swelling in or around the eye, eye pain, or worsening vision.

Dosage for Ciloxan

Apply a 1/2" ribbon dose of Ciloxan into the conjunctival sac three times a day on the first two days, then apply a 1/2" ribbon two times a day for the next five days.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Ciloxan?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Ciloxan used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all other medications you use, especially: theophylline, blood thinners, or cyclosporine used in the eyes or taken by mouth.

Ciloxan During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Ciloxan should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if the medication in this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin hcl) 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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Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment Consumer Information

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine; or
  • eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection).

Common side effects may include:

  • dry eyes or watery eyes;
  • eye pain or discomfort;
  • red or puffy eyelids;
  • feeling like something is in your eye;
  • blurred vision; or
  • mild itching, redness, or other irritation.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment (Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Ointment)

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SIDE EFFECTS

The following adverse reactions (incidences) were reported in 2% of the patients in clinical studies for CILOXAN® (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3%: discomfort and keratopathy. Other reactions associated with ciprofloxacin therapy occurring in less than 1% of patients included allergic reactions, blurred vision, corneal staining, decreased visual acuity, dry eye, edema, epitheliopathy, eye pain, foreign body sensation, hyperemia, irritation, keratoconjunctivitis, lid erythema, lid margin hyperemia, photophobia, pruritus, and tearing. Systemic adverse reactions related to ciprofloxacin therapy occurred at an incidence below 1% and included dermatitis, nausea and taste perversion.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ciloxan Ophthalmic Ointment (Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Ointment)

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

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