Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic (Ciloxan)

Category:

  • Antibiotic

Description:

  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotic

Indications:

  • Ocular infections (conjunctiva and corneal infections due to susceptible microorganisms)

  • Refer to Ciprofloxacin monograph for organisms

Contraindications:

  • None

Precautions:

  • Pregnancy category C

  • May cause photosensitivity reactions

  • Use proper ophthalmic application procedures (tilt head backward, pull lower eyelid downward to make a “cup”, avoid touching tip of bottle, drop in eye, place light pressure on lacrimal sac for ~1 minute)

  • Administration overdose may be flushed with warm water

  • Notify provider immediately at the first sign of skin rash or other allergic reaction

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

  • Transient irritation, burning or stinging

  • May cause white crystalline precipitates and lid margin crusting

Dosage:

  • Administered by ophthalmic solution

  • Instill 1-2 drops in affected eye(s) every 4 hours

 
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