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Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Solution: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye every 2 hours while awake for the first 2 days, then every 4 hours for 5 days.

Ointment: Apply a one-half inch ribbon into the conjunctival sac 3 times a day for the first 2 days, then 2 times daily for 5 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Corneal Ulcers

Solution:
Day 1: Instill 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 15 minutes for the first 6 hours, then every 30 minutes for the remainder of the first day.
Day 2: Instill 2 drops into the affected eye(s) hourly.
Day 3 through 14: Instill 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 4 hours. Treatment may be continued after 14 days if corneal re-epithelialization has not occurred.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Solution:
1 to 18 years: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye every 2 hours while awake for the first 2 days, then every 4 hours for 5 days.

Ointment:
2 to 18 years: Apply a one-half inch ribbon into the conjunctival sac 3 times a day for the first 2 days, then 2 times daily for 5 days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Corneal Ulcers

Solution:
2 to 18 years:
Day 1: Instill 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 15 minutes for the first 6 hours, then every 30 minutes for the remainder of the first day.
Day 2: Instill 2 drops into the affected eye(s) hourly.
Day 3 through 14: Instill 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 4 hours. Treatment may be continued after 14 days if corneal re-epithelialization has not occurred.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Precautions

Do not wear contact lenses during treatment.

Dialysis

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