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Gatifloxacin / prednisolone ophthalmic Side Effects

Applies to gatifloxacin / prednisolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension.

You should not use this medicine if you have an eye infection (including herpes simplex), or if you are allergic to prednisolone, gatifloxacin, or similar antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and others.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;

  • blisters or small white/yellow patches on the surface of your eye;

  • pain behind your eyes; or

  • signs of eye infection--swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild eye irritation after using the medicine;

  • blurred vision;

  • eye redness;

  • red, puffy, or droopy eyelids;

  • dry or watery eyes;

  • feeling like something is in your eye;

  • headache; or

  • skin itching or rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.