There are generic versions of Quixin eye drops available at this time. Generic Quixin is sold under the name Levofloxacin 0.5% ophthalmic solution. Several companies manufacture this generic eye drop, including Akorn, Inc., and Apotex. The United States Food and Drug Administration has determined that the generic versions of Quixin that are currently available are equivalent to the brand-name drug.
Can I Buy Generic Quixin?Quixin® (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) is a prescription eye drop medication used to treat bacterial infections of the eye. It belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, or just "quinolones" for short.
Quixin is made by Santen Oy for VISTAKON® Pharmaceuticals, LLC. The patents for this medication have expired, and it is available as a generic product.
Available StrengthsGeneric Quixin is available as Levofloxacin 0.5% ophthalmic solution, which comes in 5-mL multidose bottles.
Who Makes Generic Quixin?Generic Quixin is made by a few different companies, including:
- Akorn, Inc.
- Pack Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
Is Generic Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution as Good as Quixin?All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating.
An "AT" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic topical medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Quixin versions currently available have an "AT" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Quixin.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.