Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

Last updated on RxList: 11/28/2016
Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 11/20/2015

Ofloxacin (ofloxacin ophthalmic) solution is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Common side effects of Ofloxacin include temporary blurred vision, eye stinging, burning, discomfort, itching, redness, dryness, tearing, sensitivity to light, pinkeye (conjunctivitis), facial swelling, eye pain, and infrequently, dizziness or nausea.

The usual starting dose of Ofloxacin is 1 to 2 drops every 2 to 4 hours in the affected eye(s), but is dependent on the condition being treated. Consult your doctor for details. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Ofloxacin unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Ofloxacin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you take. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision while taking Ofloxacin. This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Consult your doctor before using Oflaxacin before breastfeeding.

Our Ofloxacin (ofloxacin 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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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Consumer Information

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 Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution (Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution)


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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Professional Information


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.

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

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

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