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Floxin Ear Drop
Not immediate: Ofloxacin ear drop is an antibacterial medication. You will not see/feel immediate relief in your ear symptoms when you begin to use it. If you are looking for pain relief, an otc pain reliever will likely work faster. I usually tell my patients that they will start to notice improvement in ear infection symptoms as early as 24-48 hours of use. ...Read more
I have swimmer's ear and I was prescribed Ofloxacin. It's been 6 hours since I applied the drops and I still have muffled hearing. Is that normal?
Floxin (ofloxacin) drops: You need to treat an infection. For antibiotic ear drops there are not a lot of choices, Gentamycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The worst thing for the pregnancy is an ongoing or worsening infection. There is no contraindication. You don't have a choice but to treat the outer ear infection. Your doctor who prescribed the drops knew you were pregnant and started you on them. ...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