Levoxin 0.5% eye drops: Each ml contains Levofloxacin Hemihydrate INN equivalent to Levofloxacin 5 mg.
Levofloxacin is a synthetic, broad-spectrum, third generation fluoroquinolone derivative antibacterial agent. Chemically levofloxacin is a chiral fluorinated carboxyquinolone.
Levoxin eye drops is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the above mentioned organisms. In some studies it has been found that Levofloxacin is indicated in post-operative ocular infection.
Adults and children 1 year of age and older:
Days 1 and 2: Instill 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times per day.
Days 3 through 7: Instill 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 4 hours while awake, up to 4 times per day.
Children up to 1 year of age:
Use and dose must be determined by the physician.
Levofloxacin is generally well tolerated. However, a few side-effects can usually be seen. Side-effects include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence and rare occurrence of phototoxicity (0.1%). Side-effects that may be seen very rarely include tremors, depression, anxiety, confusion etc.
contaminating the applicator tip with material from the eye, fingers or other source.
Levofloxacin is not recommended for use during pregnancy or nursing, as the effects on the unborn child or nursing infant are unknown.
Levofloxacin exhibits a low potential for acute toxicity. However, in the events of an acute overdosage, the stomach should be emptied. The patients should be kept under observation and appropriate hydration should be maintained.
Levoxin 0.5% eye drops: Plastic dropper bottle containing 5 ml sterile eye drops.