Brand-name and generic forms of Ocuflox (ofloxacin ophthalmic solution) are both currently available to treat certain bacterial infections of the eye. The generic eye drops come in one strength and are made by a number of companies, including Akorn, Inc., and Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. The FDA has given all of the generic versions an "AT" rating, meaning they are equivalent to the brand-name versions.
Can I Buy Generic Ocuflox?
Ocuflox® (ofloxacin ophthalmic solution) is a prescription eye drop medication used to treat certain bacterial infections of the eye, including conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye") and corneal ulcers. It belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, or just "quinolones" for short.
Ocuflox is made by Allergan, Inc. The patents for this medication have expired, and it is available as a generic product.
Generic Ocuflox is available as Ofloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic solution. It comes in 5-mL and 10-mL bottles.
Who Makes Generic Ocuflox?
Generic Ocuflox is made by several different companies, such as:
- Akorn, Inc.
- Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals
- Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
Is Generic Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution as Good as Ocuflox?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AT" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic topical medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
All of the currently available generic Ocuflox products have an "AT" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Ocuflox. However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.