Last reviewed on RxList: 7/14/2017
Ocuflox Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 7/14/2017

Ocuflox (ofloxacin ophthalmic) solution is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Ocuflox is available in generic form. Common side effects of Ocuflox include:

  • temporary stinging or burning of the eyes for a minute or two when applied,
  • temporary blurred vision,
  • eye discomfort,
  • eye pain,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • dryness,
  • tearing,
  • feeling as if something is in the eye, or
  • sensitivity to light.

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

  • eye pain, or
  • swelling of your eyelids or face.

To treat bacterial conjunctivitis, the dose of Ocuflox is 1 to 2 drops every 2 to 4 hours in the affected eye(s), on days 1 and 2. Then 1 to 2 drops, 4 times daily on days 3 through 7. To treat bacterial corneal ulcer, the dose is 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 30 minutes on days 1 and 2, then 1 to 2 drops hourly days 3 through 7 to 9, and 1 to 2 drops, 4 times daily days 7 to 9, to completion. Consult your doctor for details. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Ocuflox unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Ocuflox ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines and supplements you use. Ocuflox should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if the medication in this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Ocuflox (ofloxacin ophthalmic) 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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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;
  • eye pain;
  • eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection); or
  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • blurred vision;
  • eye pain or
  • mild burning, stinging, or other discomfort;
  • eye redness, itching, or watering;
  • red or puffy eyelids;
  • your eyes being more sensitive to light; or
  • eye dryness, feeling like something is in your eye.

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 Ocuflox (Ofloxacin Ophthalmic)


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Ophthalmic Use

The most frequently reported drug-related adverse reaction was transient ocular burning or discomfort. Other reported reactions include stinging, redness, itching, chemical conjunctivitis/keratitis, ocular/periocular/facial edema, foreign body sensation, photophobia, blurred vision, tearing, dryness, and eye pain. Rare reports of dizziness and nausea have been received.

Refer to Warnings for additional adverse reactions.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ocuflox (Ofloxacin Ophthalmic)

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