Although dosing with Iquix varies from person to person, in general, the prescription eye drop is used for at least four days. The medication is applied several times throughout the day to the affected eye. Because eye infections can spread easily, wash your hands before and after using Iquix and keep the tip of the dropper from coming into contact with any surfaces, including the eyes.
An Introduction to Dosing With IquixThe dose of Iquix® (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) your healthcare provider recommends will depend largely on the severity of your corneal ulcer. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Iquix Dosage for Corneal UlcersThe standard Iquix dosage for treating corneal ulcers is as follows:
- Days 1 through 3: One or two drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes to two hours while awake and one or two drops in the affected eye overnight, four to six hours after going to bed.
- Day 4 through the end of treatment: One or two drops into the affected eye every one to four hours while awake.
Your healthcare provider will determine how many days you need to continue using Iquix.
General Information on Using IquixSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Iquix include the following:
- Iquix comes in the form of an eye drop. It is normally dosed several times a day. Make sure you know your individual instructions for using this medicine.
- Many eye infections can spread easily. To help prevent the spread of infection, try not to touch your eye while using this product, wash your hands thoroughly before and after use, and avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands.
- You should not wear contact lenses while using Iquix. Ask your healthcare provider when you may wear contacts again.
- This medication should only be used in the eye. Do not take it by mouth or apply it to your skin.
- Make sure to dispose of this product after you finish treatment. Do not save it for later use.
- You should begin to feel better within a few days of starting treatment. However, this does not mean your infection is gone. It is important that you finish your full course. If you stop Iquix too soon, your infection may not be cured, and antibiotic resistance may develop.
- For Iquix to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.