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Ear infections (topicals)
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Ofloxacin 0.3%; otic soln.


Daiichi Sankyo

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Indications for FLOXIN OTIC:

Otitis externa in adults and children. Chronic suppurative otitis media in adults with perforated tympanic membrane. Acute otitis media in children with tympanostomy tubes.

Adults and Children:

<6months: not recommended. Otitis externa: 6months–13yrs: 5 drops in affected ear(s) once daily. ≥13yrs: 10 drops in affected ear(s) once daily. Both: treat for 7 days. Acute otitis media: 1–12yrs: 5 drops in affected ear(s) twice daily for 10 days. Chronic suppurative otitis media: ≥12yrs: 10 drops in affected ear(s) twice daily for 14 days.


Discontinue if hypersensitivity reaction occurs. Reevaluate if no improvement after 1 week. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Antibiotic (quinolone).

Adverse Reactions:

Pruritus, taste perversion, local reactions, dizziness, earache, headache, vertigo, superinfection, paresthesia, rash.

How Supplied:

Soln—5mL, 10mL (dropper bottles); Singles 0.25mL (5 drops/container)—20