Alcon introduces new Ciloxan formulation

Ciloxan is now available as an eye ointment containing ciprofloxacin 0.3% for the treatment of corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis and blepharitis.

Ciloxan eye ointment, containing 0.3% ciprofloxacin, is indicated for the treatment of corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis and blepharitis.

To treat corneal ulcers, 1.25 cm ointment should be applied into the conjunctival sac every 1 to 2 hours for 2 days, then every 4 hours for a further 12 days.

In conjunctivitis and blepharitis the ointment is applied, into the conjunctival sac or on the lid margin, respectively, three times daily for 2 days, then twice daily for a further 5 days.

In all indications the duration of treatment may be extended if considered necessary.

Ciloxan eye ointment is presented in 3.5 g tubes and has a basic NHS price of £5.49.

Ciloxan eye drops remain available.

View Ciloxan drug record

Further Information: Alcon Laboratories UK Ltd

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