Iquix Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 5/16/2022
Iquix Side Effects Center

What Is Iquix?

Iquix (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) is an antibiotic used to treat corneal ulcers.

What Are Side Effects of Iquix?

Common side effects of Iquix include:

  • headache,
  • taste disturbance
  • decreased or blurred vision
  • diarrhea
  • indigestion
  • fever
  • eye irritation or discomfort
  • eye infection
  • nausea
  • eye pain
  • throat irritation
  • swelling of the iris (the colored part of the eye)
  • double vision
  • floaters, and
  • eyelid swelling and redness

Dosage for Iquix

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Iquix?

Iquix may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Iquix During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Iquix should only be used if prescribed. This drug may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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.

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Iquix Consumer Information

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

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a skin rash, no matter how mild;
  • severe eye irritation after using the eye drops; or
  • signs of eye infection--swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage.

Common side effects may include:

  • decreased vision, feeling like something is in your eye;
  • pain, burning, or discomfort in your eyes;
  • eyes being more sensitive to light;
  • fever, sore throat; or
  • headache.

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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SIDE EFFECTS

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%)

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

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