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Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution
Ocular infections
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Drug Name:

Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Levofloxacin (as hemihydrate) 0.5%; oph. soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

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.

Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue if superinfection or hypersensitivity occurs. Avoid contact lenses during therapy or if symptomatic. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Quinolone.

Adverse Reactions:

Transient decreased vision, ocular burning, pain or discomfort, fever, foreign body sensation, headache, pharyngitis, photophobia.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Quixin.

How Supplied:

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