Ciloxan is used to treat corneal ulcers and superficial infections of the eye. It is also used for the treatment of adnexa caused by the susceptible strains of bacteria. It is available as eye drops and eye ointments.
Composition of Ciloxan
Ciloxan is a synthetic, multiple dose, sterile, antimicrobial for topical use. It is a faint to yellow crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 385.82. Each One ml of Ciloxan solution contains 0.06mg of benzalkonium chloride, mannitol, disodium edetate ,glacial acetic acid, hydrochloric acid/sodium hydroxide, sodium acetate ,purified water. Also, apart from these it contains mineral oil and white petrolatum as the inactive ingredients.
Uses of Ciloxan
This medicine is used to treat eye infection. It belongs to the class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It will treat only bacterial eye infection and will not work for any other type of eye infection. It works by stopping the production of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to survive.
Side- Effects of Ciloxan
Ciloxan has its own side effects and may require medical attention. Some of the common side effects are listed below:
- Eye discomfort
- Eyelid crusting
- Blurred vision
- Bad taste in mouth
- Sensitivity to light
- Dry eyes
- Burning sensation
It can cause crystals in the treated eye after the first few days of Ciloxan use, however the effect of these crystals in harmless. In case of increased discharge, eye pain, allergic reaction, rashes, swelling of face or tongue, or throat, trouble breathing and severe dizziness please let your doctor know immediately. Repeated or prolonged usages of this medicine can cause new fungal eye infection. It is advised not to use this medicine for longer than prescribed. Limit the use of alcoholic beverages.
Contraindications of Ciloxan
Before using the medicine please make sure that you have made your doctor aware of any allergies you might have. This product has inactive ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems in a patient. The doctor would also like to know your medical history, especially about contact lens you use or any other type of eye problem which you may have. Post application of this medicine you may have blurred or unstable vision, hence make sure you give it some time to settle down and then continue with your work. Some of medicines can interact with the Ciloxandrops, however, the risk of interacting with another medicine is very low.
Pregnancy and Ciloxan
This medicine is not known to cause any harm during pregnancy, however it can be passed into the breast milk and should be used with caution.Do let your doctor know beforehand if you are planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.