- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Ciloxan* used for?
Generic for Ciloxan* (Ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic eye drops prescribed to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. This ophthalmic solution stops the growth of bacteria. It belongs to the quinolone family of antibiotics. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Ciloxan*?
The dosage of Generic for Ciloxan* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Ciloxan*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dosage of Generic for Ciloxan* is 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s). After applying the eye drops, wait for at least 15 minutes before inserting your contact lenses. Do not touch the tip of the bottle to the eye or any other surface, as this can contaminate the solution.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Ciloxan*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Ciloxan* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Ciloxan*?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Ciloxan*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Ciloxan*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Ciloxan*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Ciloxan*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Ciloxan* can interact with other eye drops.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Ciloxan*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Ciloxan* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Ciloxan* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Ciloxan* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Ciloxan* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Ciloxan* can cause side effects such as eyelid crusting, itching, redness, tearing, burning, stinging, irritation, bad taste in your mouth, and light sensitivity. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are blurred vision, increased discharge, and eye pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Ciloxan*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Ciloxan*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Ciloxan* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Ciloxan*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Ciloxan*?
How will Generic for Ciloxan* work in my body?
How should Generic for Ciloxan* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Ciloxan* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists, or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Ciloxan*, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to other quinolones (e.g. levofloxacin) and preservatives (e.g. benzalkonium chloride). Also, tell your doctor if you have other eye problems and if you wear contact lenses. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. While using this medication, exercise caution when you drive, or handle any machinery.