Ciloxan Eye Ointment (Ciprofloxacin) Medication


Ciloxan Eye Ointment (Ciprofloxacin)

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Ciloxan Eye Ointment is indicated for the treatment of bacterial eye infections. 

As a quinolone antibiotic, Ciloxan Eye Ointment works by eradicating the bacteria responsible for the infection. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before starting treatment with Ciloxan Eye Ointment and with every prescription refill, carefully review the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for any questions or concerns. 

Ciloxan Eye Ointment is usually applied to the affected eye three times daily for the initial two days, followed by a twice-daily regimen for the subsequent five days. 

To apply this ointment: 

  1. Begin by thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water. 
  2. To prevent contamination, ensure the tube tip does not come into contact with your eye or any other surfaces. 
  3. Tilt your head back and gaze upward while gently pulling down your lower eyelid to create a pocket. 
  4. Apply a 1/2 inch (1.5 centimeters) strip of ointment into the pocket by gently squeezing the tube. 
  5. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes while moving your eyeball in all directions to evenly distribute the medication.  
    • Avoid blinking and refrain from rubbing your eyes during this time. 
  6. If directed, repeat steps 3-5 for the other eye. 
  7. After application, use a tissue to wipe away any excess ointment from your eyelids and lashes. 
  8. Use a clean tissue to wipe the tube tip clean and immediately replace and securely tighten the cap on the tube. 
  9. Finish by washing your hands to remove any remaining medication. 

To achieve optimal results, use Ciloxan Eye ointment consistently and precisely as directed, preferably at the same times each day. 

Adhere to the full prescribed duration of this eye medication, even if your symptoms resolve within a few days. Discontinuing it prematurely could enable bacterial growth and potentially lead to a recurrence of the infection. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Ciloxan Eye Ointment. Promptly notify your doctor if any of these symptoms continue or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Dry eyes or excessive tearing 
  • Eye pain or discomfort 
  • Swollen or reddened eyelids 
  • Sensation of foreign matter in the eye 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Mild itching, redness, or irritation 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Intense burning, stinging, or irritation following medication application 
  • Indications of infection: eye swelling, pronounced redness, severe discomfort, crusting, or discharge  

Call your doctor immediately if any of the above-listed serious side effects are experienced. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Ciloxan Eye Ointment may trigger a severe allergic response. Seek immediate medical aid if you notice any indications of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Hives  
  • Swelling of the mouth or face, lips, tongue, or throat 

This list does not cover all side effects of Ciloxan Eye Ointment. Report to your doctor if other side effects arise. 


Before starting treatment with Ciloxan Eye Ointment, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to ciprofloxacin, to any of its inactive ingredients, or to other quinolones like levofloxacin and moxifloxacin. 

Disclose any preexisting eye conditions to your doctor before starting treatment with Ciloxan Eye Ointment. 

Other oral or injectable medications are unlikely to impact the effectiveness of Ciloxan Eye Ointment. Nevertheless, disclose all medications you are taking, such as prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal products, to your healthcare providers to prevent drug interactions. 

While using Ciloxan Eye Ointment, refrain from rubbing your eyes, even if your vision becomes blurry. If your vision is impaired, do not drive or operate machinery. 

The potential impact of Ciloxan Eye Ointment on an unborn baby is uncertain. Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant before using this ointment. 

The transfer of ciprofloxacin into breast milk and its impact on a nursing infant is uncertain. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before using this ointment. 

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Ophthalmic Eye Ointment



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