Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Allergy: Stop using ciprofloxacin at the first sign of allergy (e.g., a skin rash) and contact your doctor.
Overgrowth of organisms: Prolonged use of ciprofloxacin eye solution or ointment may result in overgrowth of organisms not killed by the medication, including fungi.
Pregnancy: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of the use of ciprofloxacin eye solution or ointment by pregnant women. It should be used by pregnant women only if, in the doctor's opinion, the benefit clearly outweighs any potential unknown risks.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if ciprofloxacin eye solution or ointment passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under one year of age.