Iquix

Generic Name: Levofloxacin

  • What is this medication and its most common uses?

    Iquix is an antibiotic eye drop that is used to treat corneal ulcers (ulcers in the clear tissue over the pupil of your eye) caused by certain types bacteria.

  • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

    How does this medication work?

    Iquix works by stopping the growth of bacteria, thereby treating your infection.

    What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

    What: Iquix has been shown to eliminate certain bacteria that cause corneal ulcers. By eliminating the bacteria causing the infection, Iquix may help relieve symptoms associated with the ulcer.

    When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Iquix exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

    How do I know it is working?

    You may notice an improvement in your eye symptoms after you start using Iquix. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. It is important that you use Iquix exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

  • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

    The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

    More common side effects may include: headache, taste changes.

    Less common side effects may include:

    Iquix may cause allergic reactions (such as rash) or increase your risk of another infection.

  • Who should not take this medication?

    Do not use Iquix if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to similar antibiotics (such as levofloxacin or ciprofloxacin).

  • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

    Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Iquix. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you wear contact lenses, or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

    Adults and children ≥6 years: Apply 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 30 minutes to 2 hours while awake, then 4 and 6 hours after retiring on Days 1 through 3. Day 4 through treatment completion, apply 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 1 to 4 hours while awake.

  • How should I take this medication?

    Apply Iquix as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop using Iquix without first talking to your healthcare provider.

  • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

    Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch your eyes, fingers, or other source as this can contaminate Iquix.

    Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs and symptoms of corneal ulcer while you are using Ocuflox.

  • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Iquix at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Iquix during pregnancy are unknown. Iquix may be found in your breast milk if you use it while breastfeeding. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

    If you miss a dose of Iquix, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store this medication?

    Store at room temperature.