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At this time, levofloxacin ophthalmic solution is not known to interact with any drugs. However, this does not mean that interactions do not exist. Because interactions with this eye medicine may be discovered in the future, it is important that your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking before starting treatment with levofloxacin ophthalmic solution.

Does Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Interact With Other Drugs?

Levofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Iquix®, Quixin®) is an antibiotic eye drop prescribed to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye) and corneal ulcers. As with most eye drops, this medication is unlikely to interact with other drugs.
 
Levofloxacin ophthalmic solution is applied directly into the eye. Very little of the medication is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Because only very small amounts of the drug are found in the blood after normal use, levofloxacin ophthalmic solution will likely not interact with other medications.
 
Some other sources list several drugs that may potentially interact with levofloxacin ophthalmic solution. However, this information is based on known drug interactions with levofloxacin in the tablet or intravenous form. These interactions are unlikely to be a problem with levofloxacin ophthalmic solution.
 
Although levofloxacin ophthalmic solution is not likely to interact with other medications, you may need to space its use from that of other eye drops. If you are using more than one eye drop medication, talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to use these medications together.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

At this time, it seems unlikely that levofloxacin ophthalmic solution would interact with other medications, as very little of it is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, this does not necessarily mean that there really are no drug interactions with levofloxacin ophthalmic solution. 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 and nonprescription drugs, herbal supplements, or vitamins) you are taking, even if you believe they will not interact with other medicines.
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