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Can Ofloxacin Eye Drops Be Used As Ear Drops
Not labeled for such: Eye drops formulated for ocular structures ; labeled for use as such by product inserts. Most formulations have special otic (ear) preparations for specific ear use as well. ...Read more
Yes: We frequently prescribe eye drops for use in the ear if the ear drop is not available. Don't try using an ear drop in the eye though. ...Read more
I have an ear infection and I was given what I thought was ear drops but it's ofloxacin 0.3% eye drops. What should I do?
Try it: You can give it a shot, using the eye drops, as the active ingredient is appropriate for treating ear infections. If you receive no relief in a day or two, contact your physician for the ear drop equivalent. ...Read more
Eye to ear drops: Hello, we commonly use eye drops in the ear. They are neutral balanced and gentle to the eye thus easy on the ear canal. There are many more options for eye drops than ear drops too. So yes, your doctor may prescribe eye drops for in the ear application. ...Read more
No: Contact lens cleaner and/or disinfectant should not be used as an eye drop. I see no reason it could not be used in the ears, but it would have no therapeutic effect. Since both eye and ear drops are readily available over the counter, you should use them instead. ...Read more
Why do chloramphenicol eye drops need to be stored in the refrigerator while ear drops can be stored at room temperature?
I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?
Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness ...Read more
Son has ruptured ear drum. Placed on oral anti and Ofloxacin. Pharm gave me Ofloxacin eye drop. Is this safe to use in ear?
Yes: The eye prep is actually gentler and can be used effectively in the ear canal ...Read more
Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son? What is this medication used for? Thank you for your time :)
Antibiotic: In the pediatric population, Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat bacterial keratitis and severe bacterial conjunctivitis involving susceptible organisms. However, I can't find any evidence for the indication or use of Ofloxacin eye drops in children less than a year of age. Please see a pediatrician, perhaps one who specializes in treatment of ophthalmic (eye) problems. ...Read more
See doctor: If this symptom is new for you prior to using the eyedrops, then you need to discontinue and go back to see your doctor for different eyedrop. ...Read more
I am using ofloxacin eye drops as prescribed by doc for itchy eye. It feels like burnig for a sec when I use them. Is it normal and how often I can use?
Ofloxacin: These drops should be prescribed for a bacterial infection of the eye. They can be associated with some eye pain upon application. Any antibiotic should be used as prescribed by the treating physician and not adjusted. This will best eliminate the infection. Symptomatic itching after the course of antibiotics is complete should be reevaluated by the doctor. ...Read more
Not formulated: Eye drops are formulated for eye surface ; labeled as such. Otic (ear) drops same thing. I would not use except as prescribed. ...Read more
Yes: You may use chloamphenicol eye drops in your ears. ...Read more
Rinse first: Use saline or tap water to rinse the eye. If you develop pain, swelling, or blurred vision, then get it checked. ...Read more
I accidentally put ear drops (one drop) into my son's eye. We have flushed the eye, is there anything else we need to do? I'm horrified I could make such a painful mistake. He says his eye feels better now, just dry. Is there anything else I should do to
Hello.: Hello. Please look at the bottle to see the name and ingredients of the ear drop. Call 1-800-222-1222, which will put you in control with your local poison control center. Tell, them exactly what happened and give them the product info. They will look up the product and determine if any further actions should be taken. Take care. ...Read more
If someone has dropped any soap (head and shoulders or any other shampoo) in their eye, would it help to rinse off and put ear drops in?
Rinse it with water: Rinse it copiously with water. Pls do not use ear drops but use artificial tear drops. ...Read more
I would not: There are differences in formulations (ph, etc) in drops for eyes and ears that allow for them not to burn, sting or cause irritation in the area they are applied. Please check with your prescribing physician before applying a medication to an area that it was not prescribed for. ...Read more
Accidentally put antipyrine and benzocaine ear drops in my toddler's eyes multiple times today without realizing it. Didn't flush because didn't know!
Flush: Call poison control in your area. Have him checked. All the best. ...Read more
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