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Published: 10/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
LEVOFLOXACIN Ophthalmic Solution 1.5% "FFP"
 Active ingredient:
Levofloxacin hydrate
 Dosage form:
faint yellow to yellow limpid ophthalmic solution, (cap) vermilion, (bottle) colorless
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a new quinolone antibacterial agent to treat infections and shows antibacterial effects by inhibiting DNA replication in bacteria.
It is usually used to treat conjunctivitis and hordeolum. It is also used to prevent infection before and after ophthalmic surgery.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 drop at a time, 3 times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Pay attention not to let the tip of eye dropper directly touch any part of your eye. Wipe away any fluid that overflows around the eyes.
  • If you need to apply other eye drops, wait at 5 minutes before applying.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include blepharitis, eye irritation and itchy eyes. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • erythema, rash, respiratory distress [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.