Ocuflox® (ofloxacin ophthalmic solution) is an antibiotic eye drop licensed to treat certain infections of the eye, including bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye") and corneal ulcers.
Who makes it? The maker of brand-name Ocuflox is Allergan, Inc. However, generic versions are also available. Generic Ocuflox is made by a number of companies, including:
Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals
Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
(To learn more about this medication, click Ocuflox. This article takes an in-depth look at how to apply the eye drops most effectively, issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, how this medicine works, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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