Ofloxacin ophthalmic Side Effects

Some side effects of ofloxacin 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 ofloxacin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, ofloxacin 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 ofloxacin ophthalmic:

Rare
  • 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

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking ofloxacin ophthalmic:

Rare
  • Dizziness

Some side effects of ofloxacin 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 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

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.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included periocular or facial edema.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have rarely included dizziness.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have rarely included nausea.

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