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Although there are no known drug interactions with Ciloxan, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking. For instance, if you are taking another type of eye drop, you may have to wait a certain amount of time before using Ciloxan. Even though there are no known interactions with this eye medication, some may be discovered at a later date.

Does Ciloxan Interact With Other Drugs?

Ciloxan® (ciprofloxacin ophthalmic) is a topical prescription medication approved to treat certain infections of the eye, including conjunctivitis (pink eye) and corneal ulcers. This medication does not have any known drug interactions.
 
Ciloxan is used in the eye. Very little of the medication is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Because only very small amounts of the drug (if any) are expected to reach the blood after use, Ciloxan will likely not interact with other medications.
 
However, if you are using Ciloxan with another eye drop, you should not use both medicines at the same time. Normally, you should wait at least five minutes between using two different types of eye drops. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to separate your other eye medicines from Ciloxan.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Ciloxan

At this time, it seems unlikely that Ciloxan would react with other medications. No drug interactions have been identified to date, and very little of this medicine is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, this does not necessarily mean that there really are no drug interactions with Ciloxan. This medication has not been studied with every possible drug, and there may be negative interactions that are yet to be discovered.
 
It is always a good idea to make sure your healthcare provider has a complete list of all your medications. Therefore, make sure you tell your healthcare provider about any medications (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, vitamins, or supplements) you are taking, even if you believe they will not interact with other medicines.
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