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Treats eye infections.

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Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

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Iquix (Levofloxacin) is used to treat eye infections. It can be expensive, but usually works well.

  • Unlike antibiotic ointments for the eye, Iquix (Levofloxacin) eyedrops won't affect your vision.
  • Because it works directly on the eye, you won't get the same side effects (like diarrhea) you would if you take antibiotics by mouth.
  • Available as a generic medication.
  • You may need to use Iquix (Levofloxacin) multiple times during the first few days, which can be inconvenient.
  • Even though this is available as a generic, compared to other antibiotic eye drops, it is still more expensive.
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Side effects for Iquix (Levofloxacin)

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These are side effects of Iquix (Levofloxacin) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Iquix (Levofloxacin)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
  • Don't touch the dropper tip to your eye or with your hands.
  • Use Iquix (Levofloxacin) exactly how your doctor tells you to.
  • Can cause changes in the way you taste food.
  • If you're using other medications for the eye, wait at least 5 minutes before you put in Iquix (Levofloxacin).
  • Don't wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.

Risks and Warnings for Iquix (Levofloxacin)

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  • If you notice changes in your eye while on Iquix (Levofloxacin), such as eyelid swelling, eye pain or changes in your vision, it could mean that the medication isn't working or you're having an allergic reaction. This is very rare, but call your doctor if this happens to you.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Iquix (Levofloxacin)

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  • Can cause changes in the way you taste food.