Side Effects of Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic

Although most people do not experience problems while using ciprofloxacin ophthalmic, side effects can still occur. The most common problem is burning or discomfort in the eye. Other common reactions include eye redness, itching, and stinging. In most cases, side effects are minor; however, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious problems, such as severe eye pain, hives, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic

As with any medicine, ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (Ciloxan®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with this medication. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Side Effects to Report

Some side effects are potentially serious, and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. Potentially serious side effects of this drug include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe or persistent eye redness, irritation, or pain that does not go away or that gets worse with repeated ciprofloxacin ophthalmic use
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 

Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic information

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