Can Ofloxacin Drops Be Used for Eyes?

Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that comes in different forms and is approved for treating many conditions, ranging from ear infections to conjunctivitis ("pink eye").
 
Ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Ocuflox®) is a type of ofloxacin that comes in the form of an eye drop. It can be used to treat corneal ulcers and conjunctivitis caused by bacteria. In some cases, the eye drops are also used for other bacterial eye infections, although this is an "off-label" (unapproved) use.
 
Ofloxacin eye drops are meant for use in the eyes only -- do not take them by mouth or apply them to the skin.
 
(For more information on these eye drops, click Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution. This article also covers the medication's safety warnings and explains what side effects may occur during treatment.)
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