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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Floxin (Overview)

Floxin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Can I use floxin (ofloxacin) when taking penicillin?

Can I use floxin (ofloxacin) when taking penicillin?

Yes: Al, the Floxin (ofloxacin) otic the two are used for different reasons. The penicillin is a drug that hopefully will destroy bacteria in the middle ear and the Floxin (ofloxacin) is a topical antibiotic. It is very important to know that if you have a middle ear infection without drainage and the external ear canal is normal, the Floxin (ofloxacin) otic would be useless. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
99 doctors shared insights

Floxin (Overview)

Floxin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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I was prescribed ofloxacin nd drotaday medicine for digestive tract infection..but I am allergic to oflaxacin..kindly suggest alternate?

I was prescribed ofloxacin nd drotaday medicine for digestive tract infection..but I am allergic to oflaxacin..kindly suggest alternate?

Please explain: How is it that you knew you were allergic to Ofloxacin and you let your doctor prescribe it anyway? Asking a patient if they are allergic to any prescribed drug is an important part of the routine. You should explain your mistake to your doctor and he can suggest an alternative. ...Read more

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Is oral ofloxacin effective in case of mild cellulitis??

Is oral ofloxacin effective in case of mild cellulitis??

You seem to like: ofloxacin, and yet it's one of the strongest and most toxic fluorinated antibiotics around, and used often for hospital treated cellulitis and serious urinary tract infections. Do speak with your doctor FIRST to find out what's best for you, what strains you're resistant to, so you are targeting your therapy accurately & not shotgunning your care by guessing.(I know you can buy this OTC in Egypt.) ...Read more

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Does ofloxacin work children dysentery? Is it the recommended treatment?

Does ofloxacin work children dysentery?  Is it the recommended treatment?

Yes and no: Fluoroquinolones including Ofloxacin are indicated to treat multiply resistant shigellosis. However, almost all cases found in United States are susceptible to ceftriaxone. Side effect affecting soft tissues, e.g., tendon rupture, limit the use of "floxacin" in children under 17 years of age. ...Read more

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Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son ? What is this medication used for ? Thank you for your time :)

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

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How dangerous is medofloxine (ofloxacin) to take? Any bad side effects expected?

How dangerous is medofloxine (ofloxacin) to take?  Any bad side effects expected?

OFLOXACIN IS: An antibiotic, in the quinolone category. Worst side effect is a ruptured tendon. In the elderly it can trigger agitation and anxiety/mental disturbances. Not indicated for teenagers and younger. Also, any antibiotic can cause diarrhea, which at times can be difficult to eradicate and fatal. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to ofloxacin?

Floxin (ofloxacin) Otic Solution: potential side effects: unusual taste in mouth, itching, rash, dizziness, ringing in ears, headache, insomnia, cough, bleeding from ear, fever, nasal congestion, rapid heart rate, numbness or tingling. ...Read more

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My mother suffering with a problem of chronic amebiasis and her age is 50yrs, she is under tmt with Flagyl and ofloxacin with tindiazole, hw long threpy?

My mother suffering with a problem of chronic amebiasis and her age is 50yrs, she is under tmt with Flagyl and ofloxacin with tindiazole, hw long threpy?

Depends: Duration of therapy depends on the severity, chronicity of the disease in the particular patient. Recommended durations of treatment also vary between practitioners. If disease relapses after meds discontinued, repeat treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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What to avoid while taking ofloxacin?

Safe in all regards: Ofloxacin eye drops have minimal systemic absorption and there are no contraindications to other meds while taking it. ...Read more

Dr. David Fredricks
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Ofloxacin (Definition)

Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more