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Drug Name:

CILOXAN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ciprofloxacin (as HCl) 0.3%; oph. soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Company:
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CILOXAN:

Susceptible infections of conjunctiva and cornea.

Adults and Children:

Conjunctivitis: 1–2 drops in conjunctival sac(s) every 2 hours while awake for 2 days, then 1–2 drops every 4 hours while awake for next 5 days. Corneal ulcers: 2 drops every 15 minutes for 1st 6 hours, then 2 drops every 30 minutes for rest of 1st day; 2nd day: 2 drops every 1 hour; 3rd–14th days: 2 drops every 4 hours. May treat for 14 days or until corneal re-epithelialization occurs.

Warnings/Precautions:

CNS or convulsive disorders. Discontinue if rash occurs. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

May increase theophylline levels. May potentiate oral anticoagulants. May increase renal toxicity with cyclosporine.

See Also:

CILOXAN OPH OINT

Pharmacological Class:

Quinolone.

Adverse Reactions:

Soln: Burning, crystalline precipitates, lid margin crusting, scales, foreign body sensation, pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia, bad taste. Oint: ocular discomfort, blurred vision; may delay corneal healing. Both: superinfection.

How Supplied:

Soln—5mL; Oint—3.5g

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