Compare Ilotycin vs. Ciloxan

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.

Upsides
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  • 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.
Downsides
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  • 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
  • Acne vulgaris Allergy to penicillin - Rheumatic fever; Prophylaxis Bacterial endocarditis; Prophylaxis Bacterial infection of eye Chlamydia Diphtheria
  • Adjunct to antitoxin; Adjunct Erythrasma Female gonococcal pelvic inflammatory disease Gonococcal conjunctivitis neonatorum; Prophylaxis Impetigo Infection due to Entamoeba histolytica - Intestinal infectious disease Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue (Mild to Moderate) - Soft tissue infection Legionnaires disease Listeriosis Neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis Neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis; Prophylaxis Neonatal chlamydial pneumonia Nongonococcal urethritis Pertussis Respiratory tract infection Syphilis
  • Bartonellosis - HIV infection Chancroid Enteric campylobacteriosis Granuloma inguinale Lung disease
  • Chronic - Ureaplasma urealyticum infection Lyme disease Lymphogranuloma venereum Otitis media Premature rupture of membranes
Dosage forms
  • Eye cream, gel, or ointment
  • Eye drops
  • Eye ointment
Price
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Side effects
The Ilotycin (Erythromycin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • 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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