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On-line Ofloxacin Ear Solution

Brand Name(s): Floxin Otic

Generic Name Ofloxacin Ear Solution

What is ofloxacin ear solution?

OFLOXACIN (Floxin®) is an antibiotic used to treat ear infections. Ofloxacin kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. Generic ofloxacin ear solution is not available.

What should my health care professional know before I use ofloxacin?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • hole in the eardrum
  • difficulty hearing
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to ofloxacin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Ofloxacin ear solution is only for use in the ear. Wash your hands with soap and water. Clean your ear of any fluid that can be easily removed. Do not insert any object or swab into the ear canal. After cleaning your ear, lie down on your side with the infected ear up. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your ear, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the bottle gently to put the prescribed number of drops in the ear canal.

For ear canal infections, gently pull the outer ear upward and backward to help the drops flow down into the ear canal. For middle ear infections, press the skin-covered cartilage in the front part of the ear 4 times in a pumping motion to allow the drops to pass through the hole or tube in the eardrum. Keep lying down with the ear up for about 5 minutes to make sure the drops stay in the ear. Repeat the steps for the other ear if both ears are infected. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you think your condition is better.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with ofloxacin?

Do not use other ear products with ofloxacin without consulting your prescriber or health care professional.

What side effects may I notice from using ofloxacin?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

Rare or uncommon:

  • burning, blistering, itching, and redness
  • dizziness
  • worsening ear pain
  • rash

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • abnormal sensation in the ear
  • bitter taste
  • unpleasant sensation while putting the drops in the ear

What should I watch for while taking ofloxacin?

Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your ear infection does not get better in a few days. After you finish the full course of treatment, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you have two or more episodes of drainage from the ear within 6 months.

It is important that you keep the infected ear(s) clean and dry. When bathing, try not to get the infected ear(s) wet. Do not go swimming unless your prescriber or health care professional has told you otherwise.

To prevent the spread of infection, do not share ear products, or share towels and washcloths with anyone else. Throw away any unused ear solution when you are done with your full course of treatment.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature betwee 15[0] and 25 °C (59[0]—77 °F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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