Available in the form of an eye drop, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Ocuflox®) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat bacterial eye infections, such as conjunctivitis ("pink eye") and corneal ulcers.
The eye drops are typically used several times a day. They are approved for adults and children who are at least a year old.
Most people are able to use the eye drops without any problems. However, as with any medication, side effects are possible. The most commonly reported reactions include a temporary burning or discomfort in the eye.
Before starting treatment, tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies or are taking any other medications, including nonprescription products.
(Click Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution to learn more about these eye drops. This article provides a detailed overview, discussing other possible side effects, important safety precautions and warnings, generic availability, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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