Compare Ciloxan vs. Iquix
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) effectively treats pink eye and corneal ulcers caused by a variety of bacteria, but might not be good for more serious infections.
Iquix (Levofloxacin) is used to treat eye infections. It can be expensive, but usually works well.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) has a high success rate in treating people with pink eye and corneal ulcers.
- Has fewer side effects compared to alternative oral medications since Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) is applied directly to the eyes.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) eyedrops are available in an inexpensive, generic form.
- The ointment helps to lubricate and soothe the eye.
- Applied less frequently than other eye drops.
- 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.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) drops require frequent applications, especially during the first few days of treatment.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ointment is expensive because a generic is not available.
- The ointment can cause blurry vision for a few minutes after applying.
- Application of Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) can temporarily irritate the eyes.
- 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.
- Eye drops
- Eye ointment
- Eye drops
- Allergy to ingredients
- Allergies to quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro
- Risk for contamination
- Not to be used with contact lenses
- Risk of infection
- Prolonged use
- Eyelid swelling | Eye pain | Vision changes