ofloxacin otic (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ofloxacin otic (Floxin Otic)?
Do not use ofloxacin otic without first talking to your doctor if you have had a previous allergic reaction to it or to another similar oral or topical fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as:
You may not be able to use ofloxacin otic, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Ofloxacin otic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use ofloxacin otic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether ofloxacin otic passes into breast milk. Do not use ofloxacin otic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use ofloxacin otic (Floxin Otic)?
Use ofloxacin otic exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Do not use this medication in the eyes or take it by mouth. Ofloxacin otic is intended for use in the ears only.
In general, ofloxacin otic should be used as follows:
Ofloxacin ear drops are usually used twice a day, about 12 hours apart. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Use all of the medication that has been prescribed. Symptoms may begin to improve before the condition is completely treated. If you do not use all of the medication prescribed, the condition could return or worsen.
It is important to use ofloxacin otic regularly to get the most benefit.
Notify your doctor if the condition does not improve or appears to worsen.
Avoid getting water inside of the affected ear(s) during treatment with ofloxacin. Care should be used while bathing, and swimming may not be recommended. Talk to your healthcare provider.
Store ofloxacin otic at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and direct light. Keep the bottle properly capped.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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