CILOXAN Eye drops, solution

Active ingredients: Ciprofloxacin

Product name and form

CILOXAN 0.3% w/v eye drops, solution.

Pharmaceutical Form

Eye drops, solution.

A clear and colourless to pale yellow solution.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Ciprofloxacin 0.3% w/v (as hydrochloride).

Excipients with known effect: One ml of solution contains 0.06mg of benzalkonium chloride.

For a full list of excipients, see Section 6.1.

Active Ingredient

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent. The bactericidal action of ciprofloxacin results from the inhibition of both type II topoisomerase (DNA-gyrase) and topoisomerase IV, required for bacterial DNA replication, transcription, repair and recombination.

List of Excipients

Benzalkonium chloride
Disodium edetate
Glacial acetic acid
Sodium acetate
Hydrochloric acid/sodium hydroxide
Purified water

Pack sizes and marketing

5 ml Drop-Tainer LDPE bottle and plug with a polystyrene or polypropylene cap.

Marketing authorization holder

Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR, United Kingdom

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 00101/0994

23 November 1993 / 17 February 2004


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