Levofloxacin ophthalmic Side Effects

Some side effects of levofloxacin ophthalmic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to levofloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, levofloxacin ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

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

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.

Respiratory

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

Nervous system

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

Other

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

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