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Quixin Dosage

When treating bacterial conjunctivitis ("pink eye") with Quixin, your dosage will be based on the severity of your infection. Although you should start feeling better within a few days of starting treatment with this medication, it is important to finish the full course of Quixin. Stopping this eye medicine too soon may cause your infection to return or lead to antibiotic resistance.

An Introduction to Your Dose of Quixin

The dose of Quixin® (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the severity of the infection.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Quixin Dosage for Conjunctivitis

The standard dose of Quixin for treating bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye) is as follows:
  • Days 1 and 2: One or two drops into the affected eye every two hours while awake, up to eight times per day.
  • Days 3 through 7: One or two drops into the affected eye every four hours while awake, up to four times per day.

General Information on Using Quixin

Some general dosing considerations for Quixin include the following:
  • Quixin comes in the form of an eye drop. It is normally used several times a day. Make sure you know your individual instructions for using this medicine.
  • Many eye infections can spread easily. To prevent further spread of infection, try not to touch your eye while using this medicine, wash your hands thoroughly before and after use, and avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands.
  • You should not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine. Ask your healthcare provider when you may use contacts again.
  • This medication should only be used in the eye. Do not take it by mouth or apply it to your skin.
  • Make sure to dispose of this medication after you finish treatment. Do not save it for later use.
  • You should begin to feel better within a few days of starting treatment. However, this does not mean your infection is gone. It is important that you finish your full Quixin course. If you stop this medicine too soon, your infection may not be cured, and antibiotic resistance may develop.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.  
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