Ciprocin eye drops … Ciprofloxacin 0.3 % .. Broad spectrum Antibiotic

Product information

ProductCiprocin eye drops
Available concentrations 0.3 %
Company Egyptian International Pharmaceuticals Industries Company- EIPICO
Active IngredientsCiprofloxacin 
Anatomical main groupANTIINFECTIVES
Pharmacological subgroupQUINOLONE  ANTIBACTERIALS (This group comprises quinolone antibacterials, inhibiting the bacterial DNA-gyrase.)
Chemical subgroupFluoroquinolones
ATC codeS03AA07
Legal statusPrescription only


Ciprocin eye drops is used for the treatment of certain Eye infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to it, such as:

  • Bacterial conjunctivitis: (bacterial pink eye) is a bacterial infection of the eye which causes inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva, Ciprocin eye drops is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible isolates of the following microorganisms:Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mitis group, Streptococcus pneumoniae and others.
  • Bacterial keratitis: is an infection of the cornea (the clear dome covering the colored part of the eye) that is caused by bacteria.
  • Corneal ulcers.
  • superfacial infections of the eye.
  • After eye surgeries to prevent infections or inflammations.

You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.


Ciprocin  (ciprofloxacin) ) eye and ear drops  as:

  • Ciprocin 0.3 % Eye & Ear drops  , Each 1 ml contains: (ciprofloxacin) 3 mg.

What you need to know before you take Ciprocin eye drops?

Do not take Ciprocin eye drops if:

  • Hypersensitivity to quinolones: (ciprofloxacin) is contraindicated in persons with a history of hypersensitivity to (ciprofloxacin), any member of the quinolone class of antimicrobial agents, or any of the product components.

Warnings and precautions

  • this product for ocular use only.
  • Inform your doctor about any previous infections or other ocular conditions.
  • Inform your doctor about all the medications you’re taking.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any allergy to Ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin or any QUINOLONES  antibiotic. Mention any other allergies.
  • If blurring of vision occurs, avoid driving or any other activity which requires clear vision until your vision stabilizes.
  • It is not known whether Ciprocin can harm an unborn baby or if it can pass into the breast milk, however, inform your doctor if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Prolonged and repeated use may result in other type of infection. Inform your doctor if you noticed any new or worsening signs and symptoms.

Other medicines and Ciprocin eye drops

Drug interaction studies have not been conducted with Ciprofloxacin Eye Drops.

If more than one topical ophthalmic medicinal product is being used, the medicines must be administered at least 5 minutes apart. Eye ointments should be administered last.

Pregnancy, breast-feeding 


It is a drug of pregnancy category-C. There is no adequate and well-controlled study in pregnant women. So, Ciprofloxacin should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Systemic exposure to ciprofloxacin after topical use is expected to be low.

As a precautionary measure, it is preferable to avoid the use of CIPROCIN during pregnancy, unless the therapeutic benefit is expected to outweigh the potential risk to the fetus.


Orally administered ciprofloxacin is excreted in the human breast milk. It is unknown whether ciprofloxacin is excreted in human breast milk following topical ocular administration. A risk to the suckling child cannot be excluded. Therefore, caution should be exercised when CIPROCIN is administered to nursing mothers.

 what is the recommended dose of  Ciprocin eye drops?

  • Children of one year of age and adults: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) four – six times daily.
  • Children less than one year of age: Not recommended.
  • Dose for corneal ulcers : 
    • Instill 2 drop in the affected eye(s) every 15 minutes for the first 6 hours, then 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 30 minutes for the remainder of the day.
    • second day: Instill 2 drop in the affected eye(s) every hour.
    • third day: Instill 2 drop in the affected eye(s) every 4 hour for 7 -14 day.

Method of administration

  • How to use:
      1. Wash your hands properly before using the medication.
      2. Turn the closed bottle upside down and shake to move the medicine into the tip of the bottle.
      3. Continue holding the bottle upside down and remove the cap.
      4. Tilt your head back and slightly pull your lower lid down.
      5. Hold the bottle over your eye and gently squeeze the bottle. Instill the number of drops required for both eyes. If a drop misses the eye, do it again.
      6. Put back the cap and close tightly. Keep in a cool, dry place.
  • Avoid touching the applicator tip with your fingers and ensure that it doesn’t touch the eye when used.
  • Avoid the use of contact lenses during the entire course of the disease.
  • If any sign of allergic reaction occurs, immediately discontinue use and contact your doctor.
  • Ciprocin is a viscous liquid with an off-white color. Discontinue use if you noticed any discoloration or if any precipitates are visible.
  • Take the medication exactly as prescribed. Avoid missing doses and do not discontinue until full course of treatment has been completed.
  • If you are using any other eye medications such as drops or ointments, give at least 5 minutes interval between the medications.
  • Once opened, the medication can be stored in room temperature for up to 28 days.
  • Unopened bottles can be stored in the fridge. Do not freeze the medication


A topical overdose of CIPROCIN may be rinsed out from the eye(s) with warm tap water.

Due to the characteristics of this preparation, no toxic effects are to be expected with an ocular overdose of this product, or in the event of accidental ingestion of the contents of one bottle.

If you forget to take Ciprocin eye drops

  • If you forget to take Ciprocin eye drops, take your dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, just skip that dose and take the next one when it is due. If in doubt, please contact your doctor or pharmacist. If you have to skip a dose, still take all of your dose. This means that you will finish your course a day later.
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking Ciprocin eye drops

  • Never stop the treatment with Ciprocin eye drops on your own, but first discuss this with your doctor. If the prescribed treatment is not completely finished, the infection may come back again.
  • If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Possible Side Effects of Ciprocin eye drops:

  • Temporary eye irritation.
  • Eye pain.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Contact dermatitis.
  • Blurring of vision.
  • Eye discharge or crusting.
  • Signs of allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, nasal congestion, difficulty of breathing, swelling (face, tongue and throat), and fever.
  • corneal deposits.
  • ocular hyperaemia.

How to store Ciprocin eye drops?

  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Store in a cool and dry place.
  • Do not use longer than 30 days after first opening.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

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