Iquix Uses

How Does Iquix Work?

Iquix belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or sometimes "quinolones" for short. Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics used to kill bacteria that cause infections. Iquix works by blocking an important enzyme called DNA gyrase. Bacteria need this enzyme to make DNA, which is important for the bacteria to multiply.

Can Children Use It?

Iquix is approved for use in children as young as one year old. Although there are concerns about possible bone, joint, or tendon problems with the use of oral fluoroquinolones in children, topical use in the eyes is believed to be safe.

Can Older Adults Use Iquix?

Yes, older adults can use Iquix. They appear to respond to, and tolerate, this medication as well as younger age groups.

Can You Use Iquix for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than treating corneal ulcers. This is referred to as an "off-label" use. Iquix may sometimes be used off-label to treat bacterial eye infections, such as bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye).

Iquix Medication Information

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