Ciloxan Eye Drops (Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride) is indicated for conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers which have been caused by susceptible microorganisms. The main ingredient in this ophthalmic solution is classified as a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, and it is known to exhibit antibacterial effects against many gram positive and negative ocular bacteria. Its mechanism of action is affecting a type of enzyme called DNA gyrase, which the bacteria require if they are to synthesize DNA and grow. Local application allows for the treatment of the infection and eventual recovery of the patient.
- Soreness affecting the eye
- Pruritis or redness of the eyes
- Puffy appearance of the eyelids
- Whitish buildup affecting the eyes
- Sensing that there is some object in the eye
There are also other adverse events which may occur. If you notice signs of serious inflammation, severe burning, changes in eyesight, oozing, crusting or any other severe side effects, go to see your physician as soon as you possibly can, to ensure that you get all the necessary treatment.
It is essential that patients thoroughly wash the hands prior to instilling the drops so as to reduce the risk of contamination or infection.