Ocuflox (ofloxacin) eye drop prescription available online 

If you are suffering from an eye infection, Ocuflox (ofloxacin) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Ocuflox from a board-certified primary care doctor online.*

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Not effective against a viral or fungal infection of the eye

Available only as an eye drop

FDA-approved to treat bacterial eye infections

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About Ocuflox (ofloxacin)

Ocuflox is considered a quinolone antibiotic, which functions by stopping the growth of bacteria. Like other quinolones, this medication can only be used for bacterial infections. It is ineffective against viral or fungal infections.

Some conditions that Ocuflox is known to treat include bacterial eye infections and corneal ulcers. Ocuflox is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as ofloxacin, as well as the brand name Ocuflox.

Ocuflox is an eye drop medication. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Ocuflox or the generic ofloxacin eye drops, be sure to complete the full course of the antibiotic unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the antibiotic may not fully treat your eye infection.

Ocuflox uses

There are two FDA-approved uses for Ocuflox. It’s also possible that your doctor may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your prescribing physician. 

  • Bacterial eye infections

    Ocuflox is FDA-approved to treat bacterial eye infections, such as bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye). It will not treat a viral or fungal infection of the eye.

  • Corneal ulcers

    Ocuflox is FDA-approved to treat a corneal ulcer. Often an in-person exam with an eye specialist is needed to confirm a diagnosis of corneal ulcer. 

Ocuflox side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Ocuflox are typically mild. Most Ocuflox side effects are associated with blurred vision. Other side effects may include:

    • Blurred vision

    • Mild burning, stinging, or other discomfort

    • Eye dryness

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Severe burning, stinging, or irritation

    • Eye pain

    • Severe skin reaction

    • Allergic reactions including hives

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects occur, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. Ocuflox may be prescribed for children over one year of age for the treatment of bacterial eye infection or corneal ulcer.

How to take Ocuflox

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Ocuflox prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Avoid using Ocuflox while wearing contact lenses. Ocuflox may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses.

To apply Ocuflox eye drops, tilt your head back and pull back your lower eyelid. Then, hold the dropper tip above your eyelid, look away from the dropper, and squeeze out a drop. Close your eyes for 2–3 minutes after applying the eye drops. Depending on your infection, your doctor may advise you to apply more than one drop.

What to avoid while taking Ocuflox

Ocuflox has a no known drug interactions.

It's not likely that drugs you take orally will interact with Ocuflox eye drops. However, it's important to tell your doctor about any other medicines you use. That includes other medications, vitamins, herbal products, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Medication alternatives to Ocuflox

If your board-certified primary care physician prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another quinolone antibiotic or an antibiotic in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Ocuflox prescription FAQs

  • How much does Ocuflox cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Ocuflox ophthalmic solution 0.3% typically costs around $140 for a supply of 5 mL without insurance. Fortunately, the generic ofloxacin drops, offer an affordable alternative and typically cos under $15 for a 5ml vial. Price may also vary with insurance coverage. Our prescription discount card helps our members save up to 80% on prescriptions.

  • How can I refill my Ocuflox prescription?

    To refill your Ocuflox prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top-rated board-certified primary care doctors. After reviewing your symptoms, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Ocuflox?

    If you have a viral or fungal infection of the eye, avoid taking Ocuflox. Ocuflox is only used to treat bacterial eye infections.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Ocuflox?

    If you miss a dose of Ocuflox, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose. 

  • What happens if I take too much Ocuflox?

    If you've taken too much Ocuflox, no need to seek care, just try to avoid accidental overdose in the future. . An overdose of Ocuflox is not expected to be dangerous. 

  • What infections does ofloxacin treat?

    Ofloxacin ophthalmic drops treat bacterial infections of the eye. It will not be effective against a viral or fungal infection.

  • Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?

    Yes, ofloxacin belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause an infection.

  • What is Ocuflox eye drops used for?

    Ocuflox eye drops are used to treat bacterial infections of the eye or corneal ulcer of the eye.

  • Is Ocuflox a steroid?

    No, Ocuflox is not a steroid. As an antibiotic, Ocuflox eye drops work to kill bacteria that cause eye infections.

  • How long does Ocuflox take to work?

    Ocuflox starts working as soon as it's applied. Follow your regular dosing schedule, even if your symptoms start to improve.

  • What is the generic name for Ocuflox?

    The generic name for Ocuflox is ofloxacin.

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