Although there are generic versions of Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic) liquid eye drops, there are no generic forms of Ciloxan ointment available at this time. It is unknown when, or even if, a generic ointment will be manufactured. The United States Food and Drug Administration has determined that the generic versions of Ciloxan that are currently available are equivalent to the brand-name drug.
Can I Buy Generic Ciloxan?Ciloxan® (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic) is a topical prescription medication used to treat certain bacterial infections of the eye, including bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye) and corneal ulcers. It comes in an ointment and a liquid eye drop. It belongs to a class of medications called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short.
Ciloxan is made by Alcon Laboratories, Inc. The patents for Ciloxan have expired, and Ciloxan eye drops are available as a generic product.
Available StrengthsGeneric Ciloxan is available as ciprofloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic solution. Ciloxan ointment is not available as a generic product.
Who Makes Generic Ciloxan?Generic Ciloxan eye drops are made by many different companies, including:
- Bausch & Lomb
- Akorn, Inc.
- Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.