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Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat pink eye caused by bacteria. It works by stopping bacterial growth. Most people begin to feel better a few days after starting this treatment. Ocuflox is the brand version of this medicine.
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About Ofloxacin (Generic Ocuflox)
How does it work?
Ofloxacin blocks the production of proteins that bacteria need to grow and spread. This helps your body fight the infection.
What does it treat?
Ofloxacin eye drops treat bacterial pink eye. It can also be used for corneal ulcers. It won’t work for pink eye that’s caused by viruses or allergies.
What forms does it come in?
This pink eye medicine comes as an eye drop. It also comes as a tablet when used to treat other kinds of bacterial infections in the body, like pneumonia or skin infections.
Ofloxacin vs. Ocuflox
Ofloxacin and Ocuflox are just different versions of the same medicine. Ocuflox is a brand name. Both medicines are safe and effective for treating pink eye caused by bacteria.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a pink eye prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Ofloxacin 0.3 % Eye Drops (5 mL dropper bottle) start at $9.99.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Ofloxacin 0.3 % Eye Drops (5 mL dropper bottle)*
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Ofloxacin (Generic Ocuflox) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of using Ofloxacin (Generic Ocuflox)?
- Treats bacterial pink eye
- Stops bacteria growth
- Relieves gritty feeling in the eye
- Soothes pink eye symptoms
- Causes fewer side effects than oral medicines
Who should not use this medication?
- People who are allergic to Ofloxacin or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics
- People who are taking certain medications
This medicine can make your eyes more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid bright sun exposure, or use sunglasses while using these eye drops.
How do I use this medication?
This medicine is put directly into the eyes. Follow your healthcare provider's directions about how often to use it and how many drops to use each time. Don’t wear contact lenses while using this medicine, and be sure to wash your hands before and after using the drops.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Ofloxacin, take it as soon as you remember. But if it’s almost time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose. Don’t use extra drops to make up for the missed dose.
What happens if I use too much?
It's important to follow your healthcare provider's prescribed dosage and usage instructions for Ofloxacin. If you use more drops than your medical provider has prescribed, or if you use the drops more frequently than prescribed, it may increase the chances of experiencing side effects like eye irritation, swelling, that burning feeling, or even blurred vision.
If you happen to put a few extra drops of Ofloxacin in your eye by accident, it is unlikely to cause any serious problems, but if you feel any discomfort, contact your health provider right away.
If you accidentally put an excessive amount of Ofloxacin, flush your eye with clean water for at least 15 minutes. If you feel any discomfort or experience any serious side effects, such as allergic reactions (hives, swelling of the face or throat, difficulty breathing, or dizziness) and seizures, contact your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
To avoid any accidental overuse of Ofloxacin, it's a good idea to use the dropper that comes with the medication bottle. Just follow your healthcare provider's instructions closely.
Can I get Ofloxacin (Generic Ocuflox) online?
If you need a prescription pink eye treatment, Dr. B offers several options, including Ocuflox and Ofloxacin. You can connect with a licensed medical provider by filling out a short health questionnaire about your symptoms. After reviewing your health history, they’ll recommend the right treatment for your needs.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
These eye drops usually don’t cause side effects. If they do cause side effects, they often get better once you stop using this medicine. The most common side effects are:
- Temporary burning
- Eye discomfort
- Blurry vision
Tell your health provider right away if your condition doesn’t get better, or if you have more severe side effects. Watch for signs of allergic reaction, like hives, itching, rash or breathing problems.