The eye can also appear tired, stained, or swollen.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%
STORAGE: Ciprofloxacin solution should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F), or may be refrigerated and stored between 2 C to 8 C (36 F to 46 F). Protect from light.
DOSING: The dose for bacterial eye infections in adults and children 1 year old or greater is 1 to 2 drops every 2 hours in the infected eye for 2 days, followed by 1-2 drops every 4 hours for 5 days. For corneal ulcers in this population, instill 2 drops into the eye every 15 minutes for 6 hours, followed by 2 drops every 30 minutes for the rest of day 1. On day 2, 2 drops should be used every hour, followed by 2 drops every 4 hours on days 3 to 14.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no known significant drug interactions with ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution.
PREGNANCY: Use during pregnancy has not been adequately evaluated. Ophthalmic use may lead to some systemic absorption, so caution should be used.
NURSING MOTHERS: Oral and IV ciprofloxacin passes into breast milk. Ophthalmic use may lead to some absorption into the body, so caution should be used in nursing mothers.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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