Levofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Iquix®, Quixin®) is available only by prescription and is approved for treating bacterial conjunctivitis ("pink eye") and corneal ulcers. As a type of fluoroquinolone antibiotic, it works to treat bacterial infections by interfering with an enzyme the bacteria need to multiply.
This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is typically used many times a day for several days. Your dosage will depend on the type and severity of your eye infection.
This eye drop is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what drugs you are taking (both prescription and nonprescription) before prescribing levofloxacin ophthalmic solution.
Although many people do not have any problems while using the eye drops, side effects can occur and may include headaches, temporary loss of vision, and taste changes. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
(Click Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution for more information on this eye drop. This article covers how this medicine works, discusses its effectiveness, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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