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.
Allergic reaction, such as skin rash, hives, or itching
blurred vision or other change in vision
irritation (severe) or redness of eye
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:
Burning or other discomfort of eye
crusting or crystals in corner of eye
Bad taste following use in the eye
feeling of something in eye
itching of eye
redness of the lining of the eyelids
Dryness of eye
increased sensitivity of eyes to light
swelling of eyelid
tearing of eye
(ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution)
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.