Compare Ciloxan vs. Ocuflox

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats eye infections.

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) effectively treats pink eye and corneal ulcers caused by a variety of bacteria, but might not be good for more serious infections.

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Upsides
  • 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.
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Downsides
  • 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.
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Used for
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis Acute otitis media - Tympanostomy Bacterial conjunctivitis Chlamydia Chronic purulent otitis media - Perforation of tympanic membrane Community acquired pneumonia Corneal ulcer Cystitis
  • Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Infection due to Staphylococcus aureus Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Uncomplicated Nongonococcal urethritis Otitis externa Pelvic inflammatory disease Prostatitis Urinary tract infectious disease
  • Complicated
  • Acute salpingitis Bacterial infectious disease; Prophylaxis Epididymitis Febrile neutropenia Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection Infection by Shigella Infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum Infection of bone - Infectious disorder of joint Infective cholangitis Leprosy Pyelonephritis Q fever Sepsis Surgical procedure; Prophylaxis Traveler's diarrhea Tuberculosis Typhoid fever Upper respiratory infection
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye ointment
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Ocuflox (Ofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • 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
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