Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Ocuflox
Generic Name: ofloxacin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: oh FLOX a sin off THAL mik)
What is ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
Ofloxacin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.
Ofloxacin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
Ofloxacin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with this medication.
If you are using ofloxacin ophthalmic to treat a corneal ulcer, you may notice a whitish buildup on the ulcer. This means that the medication is working; it is not a harmful development.
More commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling or crusting, a bad taste in your mouth, tearing, or sensitivity to light may occur.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about ofloxacin ophthalmic (Ocuflox)?
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.
If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment. Ofloxacin ophthalmic can cause the development of crystals on contact lenses. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
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