Quixin

Quixin treats bacterial conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) caused by certain kinds of bacteria. Follow the directions closely as the dosing is different on different days.

Quixin Overview

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Quixin is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) caused by certain kinds of bacteria. Quixin belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics which work by killing the bacteria causing infection.

This medication comes in as an ophthalmic solution to be instilled in the affected eye(s) for 7 days. 

Common side effects of Quixin include decreased vision, feeling like there is something in the eye, and headache. 

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Maxillary Sinusitis
  • Mycoplasma Infections
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Proteus Infections
  • Protozoan Infections
  • Pseudomonas Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Salmonella Infections
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Uses of Quixin

Quixin is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) caused by certain kinds of bacteria.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Side Effects of Quixin

Common side effects of Quixin include:

  • decreased vision
  • fever
  • foreign body sensation (feeling like there is something in the eye)
  • headache
  • burning of the eye
  • eye pain
  • pharyngitis and photophobia 
  • dry eyes
  • swelling of the eyelid 
  • itchy eyes
  • sore throat
  • sensitive to light
  • allergic reactions

Quixin Interactions

Specific drug interaction studies have not been conducted with Quixin. However, tell your doctor if you take:

  • a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven)
  • theophylline (Theo-24, Elixophyllin, Theochron, Uniphyl, Theolair)
  • caffeine
  • cyclosporine 

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, herbal and dietary supplements. 

Quixin Precautions

Systemic quinolones have been associated with hypersensitivity reactions, even following a single dose. Discontinue use immediately and contact your physician at the first sign of a rash or allergic reaction.

Quixin Food Interactions

Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Quixin there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving Quixin.

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Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, herbal and dietary supplements. 

Quixin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Quixin falls into category C. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Quixin should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. 

Quixin and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Quixin is excreted in human breast milk or if it will harm your nursing baby.  Caution should be exercised when Quixin is administered to a nursing mother.

Quixin Usage

Use Quixin exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Quixin comes in as an ophthalmic solution to be instilled in the affected eye(s) for 7 days. 

Avoid contaminating the applicator tip with material from the eye, fingers or other source.

Do not wear contact lenses if you still have signs or symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis. Signs or symptoms include redness, swelling, and mucus discharge of the eye.

Do not skip any doses, or stop using Quixin even if you begin to feel better, until you finish your prescribed treatment, unless:

  • you have tendon effects
  • you have a serious allergic reaction or
  • your doctor tells you to stop

This will help make sure that all of the bacteria are killed and lower the chance that the bacteria will become resistant to Quixin. If this happens, Quixin and other antibiotic medicines may not work in the future.

 

Quixin Dosage

Use Quixin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. 

Quixin comes in as an ophthalmic solution to be instilled in the affected eye(s) for 7 days. 

  • Days 1-2: Instill one to two drops in the affected eye(s) every 2 hours while awake, up to 8 times per day.
  • Days 3-7: Instill one to two drops in the affected eye(s) every 4 hours while awake, up to 4 times per day.

Quixin Overdose

If you use too much Quixin, call your doctor or poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment.

Other Requirements

  • Store Quixin at 15°– 25°C (59°–77°F).
  • Keep Quixin and all medicines out of the reach of children.