ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
What happens if I miss a dose (Ciloxan)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ciloxan)?
You may rinse the eyes with warm water if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of ciprofloxacin ophthalmic is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (Ciloxan)?
You should not wear contact lenses while you still have active symptoms of the eye infection you are treating.
Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Avoid caffeine while you are using ciprofloxacin, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger.
Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (Ciloxan)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on ciprofloxacin used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ciprofloxacin ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ciprofloxacin ophthalmic.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Eye Health Resources
- Early Care for Your Premature Baby
- What to Eat When You Have Cancer
- When to Take More Pain Medication