Ciloxan Eye Ointmentand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
0.3% Eye Ointment
No generic is available for Ciloxan 0.3%.
- Manufactured by Alcon Canada Inc.
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Ciloxan 0.3%.
Ciloxan Eye Ointment Drug Information
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Ciloxan Drug Information
Ciloxan Eye Ointment Overview
Ciloxan Eye Ointment is used to treat eye infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Ciloxan Eye Ointment treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How to Use Ciloxan Eye Ointment
Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine. Sterilize contact lenses according to manufacturer's directions and check with your doctor before using them. Apply eye ointment to the affected eye(s)Wash hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the tube tip or let it touch your eye. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down your lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place a 1/2 inch (1.5 centimeters) strip of ointment into the pouch by squeezing the tube gently. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Roll your eyeball in all directions to spread the medication. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Apply as often as directed by your doctor. Wipe the tip of the ointment tube with a clean tissue to remove excess medication before recapping it. If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or other ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye. Use Ciloxan Eye Ointment regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Continue using it for the full time prescribed even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Ciloxan Eye Ointment Precautions
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. Ciloxan Eye Ointment may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Ciloxan Eye Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,other eye problems. Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying Ciloxan Eye Ointment. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Ciloxan Eye Ointment should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if the medication in Ciloxan Eye Ointment passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Ciloxan Eye Ointment Misdose
If you miss a dose of Ciloxan Eye Ointment, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Ciloxan Eye Ointment Interactions
Your healthcare professionals (such as your doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using Ciloxan Eye Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Ciloxan Eye Ointment Side Effects
What are Ciloxan Eye Ointment side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Ciloxan Eye Ointment may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Ciloxan Eye Ointment as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Ciloxan Eye Ointment
The side effects of Ciloxan Eye Ointment may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Ciloxan Eye Ointment. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Ciloxan Eye Ointment may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Ciloxan Eye Ointment, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Ciloxan Eye Ointment.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Ciloxan Eye Ointment, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Ciloxan Eye Ointment and the side effects associated with Ciloxan Eye Ointment are described in the following:
Common Ciloxan Eye Ointment Side Effects
- ocular discomfort
- ocular irritation
- eyelid crusting
- corneal deposits
Less Frequent Ciloxan Eye Ointment Side Effects
- conjunctival hyperemia
- ocular itching
- foreign body sensation of eye
Rare or Very Rare Ciloxan Eye Ointment Side Effects
- accommodation disorder
- corneal staining
- infiltrate of cornea
- disorder of cornea
- eyelid edema
- eye tearing
- contact dermatitis
- skin rash
- visual changes
Ciloxan Eye Ointment Storage
Store between 36-77 degrees F (2-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Ciloxan Eye Ointment when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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