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ofloxacin Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is ofloxacin available in?

What dosages is ofloxacin available in?

ofloxacin is available as a 0.3% otic solution.

What is ofloxacin used for?

What is ofloxacin used for?

ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (or “quinolone”) antibiotic that is used to treat outer ear infection (swimmer’s ear) in people ages 6 months and older, middle ear infections in children ages 1 year and older with ear tubes, and long-term middle ear infections in people ages 12 years and older with burst eardrums.

How does ofloxacin work?

How does ofloxacin work?

ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (or “quinolone”) antibiotic. It works by blocking certain enzymes (proteins) that bacteria use to grow, repair their genetic material (DNA), and survive. By blocking this process, ofloxacin ear drops kills bacteria.

How do I take ofloxacin?

How do I take ofloxacin?

ofloxacin is typically given as 5 to 10 drops into the affected ear(s) once daily for 7 to 14 days, depending on the infection being treated.

Is it safe for me to take ofloxacin?

Is it safe for me to take ofloxacin?

ofloxacin is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a history of hypersensitivity to ofloxacin, to other quinolones, or to any of the components in this medication.

ofloxacin Common Side Effects

ofloxacin Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ofloxacin include:

  • Pain or irritation where the medication touches the ear
  • Itching
  • Earache
  • “Pins and needles” sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
ofloxacin Serious Side Effects

ofloxacin Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ofloxacin. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe allergic reaction: rash, hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fast heartbeat
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ofloxacin

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ofloxacin

The following medications may interact with ofloxacin:

  • No drug-drug interaction studies have been conducted with ofloxacin. However, you should always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes ofloxacin?

Who makes ofloxacin?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy?

Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ofloxacin will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.

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