Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Mar 13, 2024

Drug Details

Common Brands:



Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics


Liquid and ointment


Topical ocular administration (direct application to the affected eye)

Therapeutic Uses:

Bacterial infections of the eye, including bacterial conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

Ciprofloxacin (Ciloxan) Drug Class

Ciprofloxacin (sip-roe-flok-sah-sin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

Ciprofloxacin (Ciloxan) Age Range

Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic is approved for use in adults and children 2 years of age and older. The safety and efficacy of this medication in children below 2 years of age have not been established.