Levofloxacin ophthalmic Side Effects

Not all side effects for levofloxacin ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to levofloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by levofloxacin ophthalmic. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Some of the side effects that can occur with levofloxacin ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • voice changes
  • body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • dryness or soreness of throat
  • runny nose
  • swelling of the eyelid
  • tender, swollen glands in neck
  • trouble in swallowing
  • Itching, pain, redness or swelling of eye or eyelid
  • watering of eyes
  • decreased vision
  • fever
  • feeling of having something in the eye
  • headache
  • hoarseness
  • eye burning, dryness, itching, or pain
  • increased sensitivity of eyes to light

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to levofloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included transient decreased vision, transient ocular burning, ocular pain or discomfort, foreign body sensation and photophobia in 1% to 3% of the patients. Other ocular side effects such as lid edema, ocular dryness, and ocular itching have been reported in less than 1% of patients.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included pharyngitis in 1% to 3% of patients.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache in 1% to 3% of patients.[Ref]

Other

Other side effects have included fever in 1% to 3% of patients.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Quixin (levofloxacin ophthalmic)" Santen Inc, Napa, CA.

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