Ciloxan

(ciprofloxacin)

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Treats eye infections.

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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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Quick facts about Ciloxan
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ciprofloxacin)

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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How it works

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It stops bacterial infections by preventing bacteria from growing.

Quick facts about Ciloxan
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ciprofloxacin)

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
  • Eye ointment
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What to expect when you take Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) for Corneal ulcers

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  • White substance in corneal ulcers
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Side effect rates for Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)

Risks and Warnings for Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergies to quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro

    Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) can sometimes cause very serious allergic reactions. Before starting on Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin), tell your doctor if you are allergic to quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Cipro (ciprofloxacin). If you experience facial swelling, tingling, or difficulty breathing while taking Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin), seek medical help right away.