Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution
If you have bacterial conjunctivitis, your healthcare provider may recommend ofloxacin ophthalmic solution. This prescription eye drop is also licensed to treat certain types of corneal ulcers. It is typically used for several days -- your healthcare provider will tell you how much to use and how often to use it. Side effects may include eye burning and redness.
What Is Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution?
Ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Ocuflox®) is an antibiotic eye drop used to treat certain bacterial infections of the eye, including conjunctivitis (often called "pink eye") and corneal ulcers. It belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience 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. Serious reactions are less common.
The most common side effects seen with ofloxacin ophthalmic solution may include:
- Burning or discomfort in the eye
- Eye stinging
- Eye redness
- Itchy eyes.
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