Brand: Floxin

Application: External ear infection

Drug forms of ofloxacin


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Medication Information of Ofloxacin Ear Drops

Ofloxacin ear drops are used to treat external ear infections (swimmers’ ear or ear canal infection) and middle ear infection. It belongs to the quinolone antibiotic, which treats ear infections by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Ofloxacin is only for the treatment of bacterial ear infections and is not used for other types of ear infections. Unnecessary or excessive use of any antibiotic can reduce its effectiveness.

If you are interested in learning more about other forms of afloxacin, such as ofloxacin eye drops and ofloxacin tablets, you can refer to the relevant page.


Dosage and method of taking ofloxacin ear drops


Contraindications to the use of ofloxacin ear drops


Take ofloxacin ear drops during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.


The effect of afloxacin ear drops on driving and working with machines

Ofloxacin may cause hearing loss and dizziness, so avoid driving or operating machinery.


Drug Interactions of Ofloxacin Ear Drops

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Special warnings and precautions when taking ofloxacin ear drops

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ofloxacin ear drops:


Side effects of ofloxacin ear drops

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of ofloxacin ear drops.


Excessive use of ofloxacin ear drops (drug poisoning)


Storage conditions of ofloxacin ear drops