This medicine contains the active ingredient ciprofloxacin which belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolones. These antibiotics are used to stop several bacterial infections by destroying bacteria and preventing their growth. This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of the corneal ulcers (ulcer on the layer which covers the surface of the eye) and eye infections (symptomes are inflammation, runny, red and swollen eyes).
Is Ciprofloxacin suitable for me?
Ciprofloxacin is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to ciprofloxacin, other antibiotics or to other ingredients of this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant, or breastfeeding
Ciprofloxacin interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Ciprofloxacin?
This medicine is available in form of eye drops.
You should take ciprofloxacin exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. The usual dose will depend on the infection you have.
- For most of the infections it is 1 or 2 drops 4 times a day, and for more serious infections the dose is 1 or 2 drops every 2 hours.
- The drop is put between the lower eyelid and the eye.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Ciprofloxacin side effects?
Like all medicines ciprofloxacin can cause side effects, including:
- blurred vision
- burning, crusting, irritation of the eye
- damage of the eye
- double vision
- decreased eye sensation
- tired eyes, stye
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.