Iquix® (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) is a medication approved for the treatment of corneal ulcers caused by bacteria. The eye drops are not effective against infections caused by viruses, fungi, or other causes. The medication is applied to the affected eye several times a day for at least four days.
Although most people have no problems when using the eye drops, Iquix does have the potential to cause side effects. Common ones include changes in taste after applying a dose and headaches. In rare cases, allergic reactions can occur. If you experience an unexplained rash or hives, trouble breathing, or wheezing during treatment, stop using Iquix and contact your healthcare provider.
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Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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