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In clinical studies, 8 to 10 percent of people reported taste changes and headaches as side effects of Iquix. Fortunately, if adverse reactions do occur, they are usually mild and easily treated. However, potentially serious problems, such as allergic reactions or persistent infections, should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Iquix Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Iquix® (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Iquix. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Iquix

Iquix has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people given the drug were carefully documented. Because very little Iquix is absorbed into the body, most of the side effects are restricted to the eye.
The most commonly reported Iquix side effects (occurring in 8 to 10 percent of people) were headaches and taste changes after using the drops. Other common reactions (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of people) included:
  • Decreased vision or blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Eye irritation or discomfort
  • Eye infection
  • Throat irritation.
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