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Ciloxan Medication- Uses & Side Effects

Ciloxan® is an antibiotic. It treats some infections of the eye that may cause corneal ulcers or conjunctivitis. Generic ciprofloxacin eye solution is available.

Ciloxan Dosage

  • For the treatment of Eye Inflammation, if you are using Ointment then you should apply a 1/2-inch ribbon on the inner eyelid 3 times a day.
  • If you are using Solution, then you should apply 1 or 2 drops every 2 hours for the first 2 days, then every 4 hours for the next five days.

Uses of Ciloxan

  • Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Ciloxan

Before taken Ciloxan medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ciloxan. Side effects may include:

  • Formation of crystals
  • Local burning or discomfort

Warnings and precautions before taking Ciloxan:

  • Before using ciprofloxacin, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolones, preservatives or if you have any other allergies.
  • You should tell your doctor your medical history, especially if you are using contact lens, and if you have other eye problems.
  • After used this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Ciloxan with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ciloxan with the following:

  • Caffeine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin

If you accidentally apply too many drops of solution, it can be flushed from the eye with warm water. The results of long-term overdosing are unknown.

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