Compare Gentamicin vs. Iquix

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

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Treats eye infections.

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

Upsides
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  • 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.
Downsides
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  • 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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Used for
  • Bacterial infection due to Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacterial infection due to Pseudomonas Bacterial meningitis Bacterial sepsis of newborn Bacterial septicemia Citrobacter infection Eye infection Infection due to Enterobacteriaceae Infection due to Escherichia coli Infection of bone Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue Infective endocarditis Peritonitis Peritonitis
  • And other gastrointestinal tract infections Proteus infection Respiratory tract infection Serratia marcescens infection Staphylococcal infectious disease Urinary tract infectious disease
  • Actinomycotic infection Appendicitis Cystic fibrosis Febrile neutropenia; Adjunct Female genital infection Infection of uterus
  • Peripartum - Postnatal infection
  • Peripartum Ménière's disease Necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus OR newborn Osteomyelitis Pelvic inflammatory disease Plague Tularemia
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye cream, gel, or ointment
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Garamycin (Gentamicin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Iquix (Levofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Eyelid swelling | Eye pain | Vision changes
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