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What is Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%?

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% is a sterile topical antibiotic solution for the treatment of corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, keratitis, and other susceptible bacterial infections of the eye in cats, dogs, and horses. The active ingredient, Ciprofloxacin, is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial that is active against a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative ocular pathogens. Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats, Dogs, and Horses

Benefits

  • Treats conjunctivitis and other susceptible bacterial infections of the eye
  • Broad-spectrum antibacterial against a wide array of ocular pathogens

How does Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% work?

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% is used to treat conjunctivitis as well as many other susceptible bacterial infections of the eye, including gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens that cause eye infection. It works by stopping bacteria from making DNA. This kills the bacteria and stops the infection.

Cautions:

Safe use in pregnant pets or pets intended for breeding has not been proven. If your pet's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% is for topical ophthalmic use only. It is not for injection into the eye. Sensitivity to topically applied aminoglycosides may occur in some pets. If your pet has a reaction to Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Ciloxan

Generic Name:

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%

What is the most important thing I should know about Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%?

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% is a topical prescription antibiotic medication used to treat a wide variety of ophthalmic bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin has been shown to be active against gram-positive microorganisms including Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus (Viridans Group). Ciprofloxacin has been shown to be active against gram-negative microorganisms including Haemophilus influenzae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Serratia marcescens. It is indicated in the treatment of external infections of the eye, such as conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, blepharitis, keratitis, and other susceptible bacterial infections.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is known to have hypersensitivity to any ingredients in Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, lactating or used for breeding purposes. Tell your veterinarian about any other medications your pet is currently being given.

How should Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% be applied?

The usual recommended dosage for corneal ulcers is two (2) drops into the affected eye every 15 minutes for the first six hours and then two (2) drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes for the remainder of the first day. On the second day, instill two drops in the affected eye hourly. On the third through the fourteenth days, place two drops in the affected eye every four hours. Treatment may be continued after 14 days if corneal re-epithelialization (wound healing) has not occurred.

The usual recommended dosage for bacterial conjunctivitis is 1-2 drops instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every 2 hours while awake for two days and 1-2 drops every 4 hours while awake for the next 5 days.

What are the potential side effects of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%?

Possible side effects of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% include local burning or discomfort. Other less frequently occurring side effects include lid margin crusting, crystals/scales, foreign body sensation, itching, conjunctival hyperemia and a bad taste in the mouth following instillation.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%?

A topical overdose of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% may be flushed from the eye(s) with warm tap water. If you suspect that your pet has ingested an overdose of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

What should I avoid while giving Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% to my pet?

Do not use Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% on pets with known hypersensitivity to any of its components. Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% is for topical ophthalmic use only. Not for injection into the eye. As with other antibiotic preparations, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi. If superinfection occurs, appropriate therapy should be initiated. Whenever clinical judgment dictates, your pet should be examined with the aid of magnification, such as slit lamp biomicroscopy and, where appropriate, fluorescein staining. Ciprofloxacin should be discontinued at the first appearance of a skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity reaction. Do not touch dropper to any surface including the surface of the eye, as this may contaminate the solution.

What other drugs will affect Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%?

Do not use Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% if your pet has a history of hypersensitivity to ciprofloxacin or any other component of the medication is a contraindication to its use. A history of hypersensitivity to other quinolones may also contraindicate the use of ciprofloxacin.

How to Use

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% Directions:

  • Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • For Corneal Ulcers: The usual recommended dosage for corneal ulcers is two (2) drops into the affected eye every 15 minutes for the first six hours and then two (2) drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes for the remainder of the first day. On the second day, instill two drops in the affected eye hourly. On the third through the fourteenth days, place two drops in the affected eye every four hours. Treatment may be continued after 14 days if corneal re-epithelialization (wound healing) has not occurred.
  • For Bacterial Conjunctivitis: The usual recommended dosage for bacterial conjunctivitis is 1-2 drops instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every 2 hours while awake for two days and 1-2 drops every 4 hours while awake for the next 5 days.
Tip:

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the surface of your pet's eye.

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% Dosage:

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
All weights Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.

Storage:

Store at 36°-77°F (2°-25°C).

Ingredients

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% Ingredients:

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Ciprofloxacin HCl 3.5 mg equivalent to 3 mg base
Benzalkonium chloride (preservative) 0.006%
Inactive Ingredients: Sodium acetate, acetic acid, mannitol, edetate disodium, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH) and purified water.
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Q&A

I used it for the ear what I can do

Asked by: Noor
Thanks for your question. If your pet has a reaction to Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian. In the future, use the medication according to your veterinarian's instructions. These drops should be instilled in your pet's eye.
Answered by: Adriane
Date published: 2017-12-06
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