Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
- taste disturbance
- decreased or blurred vision
- eye irritation or discomfort
- eye infection
- eye pain
- throat irritation
- swelling of the iris (the colored part of the eye)
- double vision
- floaters, and
- eyelid swelling and redness
The dose of Iquix is as follows: Days 1 Through 3: Instill one to two drops in the affected eye(s) every 30 minutes to 2 hours while awake and approximately 4 and 6 hours after retiring. Day 4 Through Treatment Completion: Instill one to two drops in the affected eye(s) very 1 to 4 hours while awake. Iquix may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Iquix should only be used if prescribed. This drug may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Iquix (levofloxacin 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.
The most frequently reported adverse reactions in the overall study population were headache and a taste disturbance following instillation. These reactions occurred in approximately 8-10% of patients. Adverse reactions occurring in approximately 1-2% of patients included decreased/blurred vision, diarrhea, dyspepsia, fever, infection, instillation site irritation/discomfort, ocular infection, nausea, ocular pain/discomfort, and throat irritation. Other reported ocular reactions occurring in less than 1% of patients included chemosis, corneal erosion, diplopia, floaters, hyperemia, lid edema, and lid erythema.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Iquix (Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1.5%)