Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body.

Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria. Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic is also used to treat an ulcer in the cornea of the eye.

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  • Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic
  • Rare
    Allergic reaction, such as skin rash, hives, or itching
    blurred vision or other change in vision
    eye pain
    irritation (severe) or redness of eye
    nausea
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with ciprofloxacin ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Burning or other discomfort of eye
    crusting or crystals in corner of eye
    Less common
    Bad taste following use in the eye
    feeling of something in eye
    itching of eye
    redness of the lining of the eyelids
    Rare
    Dryness of eye
    increased sensitivity of eyes to light
    swelling of eyelid
    tearing of eye
  • (ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.