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Ocuflox Side Effects

Generic Name: ofloxacin ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug ofloxacin ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ocuflox.

It is possible that some side effects of Ocuflox may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to ofloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

As well as its needed effects, ofloxacin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Ocuflox) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking ofloxacin ophthalmic, check with your doctor immediately:

  • Puffiness or swelling of eyes
  • signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, itching, rash, swelling of face or lips, tightness in chest, troubled breathing, or wheezing

If any of the following side effects occur while taking ofloxacin ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

  • Dizziness

Some ofloxacin ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Burning of eye
Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • eye pain
  • feeling of something in the eye
  • increased sensitivity of eye to light
  • redness, irritation, or itching of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid
  • stinging, tearing, or dryness of eye

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ofloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution


Ocular side effects have included transient local burning, discomfort, foreign body sensation, stinging, redness, itching, chemical conjunctivitis/keratitis, eye pain, photophobia, tearing, blurred vision, and dryness.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included periocular or facial edema.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have rarely included dizziness.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have rarely included nausea.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Ocuflox (ofloxacin ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

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