Norfloxacin ophthalmic Side Effects

Some side effects of norfloxacin 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 norfloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

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

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking norfloxacin ophthalmic:

Rare
  • Skin rash or other sign of allergic reaction

Some side effects of norfloxacin 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:

More common
  • Burning or other eye discomfort
Less common
  • Bitter taste following use in the eye
  • increased sensitivity of eye to light
  • redness of the lining of the eyelids
  • swelling of the membrane covering the white part of the eye

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to norfloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects have most frequently included local burning or discomfort. In addition, conjunctival hyperemia, photophobia, corneal deposits, and chemosis have occurred.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included reports of bitter taste in the mouth following instillation of norfloxacin ophthalmic.

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