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CIPROFLOXACIN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION USP 0.3% W/V
Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution is indicated for the treatment of corneal ulcers and superficial infections of the eye and adnexa caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.
Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride USP
eq. to Ciprofloxacin ... 0.3% w/v
Benzalkonium chloride solution BP ... 0.02% v/v
Sterile aqueous base ... q.s
Method of administration: Eye drops.
Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution must be administered in the following intervals, even during night time:
On the first day, instil 2 drops into the affected eye every 15 minutes for the first six hours and then 2 drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes for the remainder of the day.
On the second day, instil 2 drops in the affected eye hourly.
On the third through the fourteenth day, place two drops in the affected eye every 4 hours. If the patient needs to be treated longer than 14 days, the dosing regimen is at the discretion of the attending physician.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
1) Blurred eyesight.
2) Eye irritation.
3) Bloodshot eyes.
4) Eyelid crusting.
5) Feeling that something is in the eye.
6) Bad taste in your mouth.
Before using ciprofloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolones (e.g., levofloxacin, moxifloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution is available in 10 ml white HDPE dropper bottle with nozzle & ring cap.