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Available by prescription only, levofloxacin ophthalmic solution can help treat bacterial conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. This medication comes in the form of an eye drop and is used several times daily. Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects may still occur and can include headaches, eye burning, or temporary vision problems.

What Is Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution?

Levofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Iquix®, Quixin®) is a prescription antibiotic eye drop used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis infections of the eye and to treat corneal ulcers. It belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short.
(Click What Is Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Used For? for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, levofloxacin ophthalmic solution may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience 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. Serious reactions are less common.
The most common levofloxacin ophthalmic solution side effects may include but are not limited to:
  • Taste changes
  • Temporary vision problems
  • Feeling like something is stuck in the eye
  • Headaches
  • Burning or pain.
(Click Side Effects of Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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