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Introduction into Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drops
Brand Name(s): Ocuflox Ophthalmic Drops
Generic Name Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drops
What is ofloxacin eye solution?
OFLOXACIN (Ocuflox®) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Ofloxacin kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It treats conjunctivitis caused by these bacteria. Generic ofloxacin eye solution is available.
What should my health care professional know before I use ofloxacin?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?
Ofloxacin eye solution is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you think your condition is better.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What drug(s) may interact with ofloxacin?
Do not use any other eye products without telling your prescriber or health care professional. Check before starting or stopping any of your medicines or non-prescription products.
What side effects may I notice from using ofloxacin:
Side effects with ofloxacin eye drops are rare, they include:
Notify your prescriber if these occur and are bothersome.
What should I watch for while taking ofloxacin?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 2 to 3 days.
If your eyes are more sensitive to light wear sunglasses.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 °C (59 and 77 °F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused eye solution after the expiration date.
(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)