Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Rx
Generic Name and Formulations:
Levofloxacin (as hemihydrate) 0.5%; oph. soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.
Various generic manufacturers
Indications for Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution:
Susceptible bacterial conjunctivitis.
Adults and Children:
<6yrs: not established. ≥6yrs: 1–2 drops in affected eye(s) every 2hrs while awake (max 8 times/day) on days 1 and 2, then 1–2 drops every 4hrs while awake (max 4 times/day) on days 3–7.
Discontinue if superinfection or hypersensitivity occurs. Avoid contact lenses during therapy or if symptomatic. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Transient decreased vision, ocular burning, pain or discomfort, fever, foreign body sensation, headache, pharyngitis, photophobia.
Formerly known under the brand name Quixin.
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