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Common Side Effects

Ofloxacin ophthalmic solution has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people given this drug were carefully documented. Because very little of this product is absorbed into the body, most of the side effects are localized to the eye.
The most commonly reported problem with this product was a short-term burning or discomfort in the eye. Other side effects included:
  • Eye stinging
  • Eye itching
  • Eye redness
  • Inflammation of the eye or surrounding area
  • Feeling like something is in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Tearing
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye pain.

Uncommon Side Effects of Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

Uncommon side effects seen with ofloxacin ophthalmic solution in clinical trials included:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using the medication. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to ofloxacin ophthalmic solution, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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