Iquix

(Levofloxacin)

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Treats eye infections.

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

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

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

Iquix (Levofloxacin) is a quinolone antibiotic that stops bacterial infections by preventing bacteria from growing.

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

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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Side effect rates for Iquix (Levofloxacin)

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Risks and Warnings for Iquix (Levofloxacin)

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  • If you notice changes in your eye while on Iquix (Levofloxacin), such as eyelid swelling, eye pain or changes in your vision, it could mean that the medication isn't working or you're having an allergic reaction. This is very rare, but call your doctor if this happens to you.

Common concerns from people taking Iquix (Levofloxacin)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Food
  • Can cause changes in the way you taste food.
Pain
  • If you notice changes in your eye while on Iquix (Levofloxacin), such as eyelid swelling, eye pain or changes in your vision, it could mean that the medication isn't working or you're having an allergic reaction. This is very rare, but call your doctor if this happens to you.