Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drug Information

Available as an eye drop, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Ocuflox®) is an antibiotic medication used for certain types of eye infections. Specifically, it is licensed to treat bacterial conjunctivitis ("pink eye") and corneal ulcers in adults and children who are at least one year old. Ofloxacin ophthalmic solution is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medicines you are taking before prescribing this drug.
 
Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, the most commonly reported side effect of this product was a short-term burning or discomfort in the eye. Other adverse reactions included:
 
  • Eye stinging
  • Eye itching
  • Eye redness
  • Inflammation of the eye or surrounding area.
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(For more information on this drug, click Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution. This article takes an in-depth look at how to use the product most effectively, other issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, how this medication works, and more.)
 
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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