ANTIBIOTIC EYEDROPS AT-A-GLANCE

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BRAND GENERIC DOSING REGIMEN INDICATION
CLASS CONTRAINDICATIONS
Akorn, Inc., 800-932-5676, azasite.com
AzaSite
Azithromycin 1%
1 gt bid x 2 days; 1 gt qd x 5 days
Bacterial
Conjunctivitis
Macrolide
Hypersensitivity
Alcon, 800-862-5266, alcon.com 
Ciloxan
Ciprofloxacin
Hydrochloride 0.3%

Conjunctivitis: 1-2 qt q2h x 2 days; 1-2 qt q4h x 5 days
Ulcers: 2 qt q15m x 6 h then 2 qt q30m day 1; 2 qt q1h day 2; 2qt q4h x 12 days
Bacterial Conjunctivitis & Corneal Ulcer
Fluoroquinolone
Hypersensitivity
Vigamox
Moxifloxacin
Hydrochloride 0.5%

1 gt tid x 7 days Bacterial
Conjunctivitis

Fluoroquinolone
Hypersensitivity
Allergan, 800-433-8871, allergan.com 
ZYMAXID
Gatifloxacin
ophthalmic solution 0.5%
1 gt q2h while awake (up to 8 times daily), day 1; 1 gt bid-qid while awake, day 2-7
Bacterial
Conjunctivitis

Topical
Fluoroquinolone
None
OCUFLOX Ofloxacin
ophthalmic solution 0.3%
Conjunctivitis: 1-2 gt q2-4h x 2 days; 1-2 gt qid x 5 days
Ulcer: 1-2 gt q30min x 2 days, while awake; 1-2 qt q4-6h during sleep; 1-2 qt q1h while awake x 5-7 days; then 1-2 qt qid
Bacterial Conjunctivitis, Corneal Ulcer Fluorinated carboxyquinolone anti-infective Hypersensitivity
GENOPTIC  Gentamicin sulfate  1-2 gts q4h or q1h based on severity of disease  Ocular Infections; superficial Aminoglycoside  Hypersensitivity
POLYTRIM Polymixin B sulfate and Trimethoprim ophthalmic solution, USP 1 gt q3h (maximum of 6 dosese per day) x 7-10 days Surface Ocular Infections Bactericidal/
Antifolate
Hypersensitivity to
any of its components
Bausch + Lomb, 800-553-5340, bausch.com 
Besivance Besifloxacin 0.6%
1 gt tid x 7 days Bacterial
Conjunctivitis
Fluoroquinolone None
Zirgan Ganciclovir 0.15% 1 gt q3h while awake until healed; 1 gt tid x 7 days
Acute Herpetic Keratitis
Antiviral None
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