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Ofloxacin ear drop immediate effects?

Ofloxacin ear drop immediate effects?

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

Dr. David Fredricks
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Ofloxacin (Definition)

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


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Ear drops called floxin (ofloxacin) -- help my infection?

Ear drops called floxin (ofloxacin) -- help my infection?

Possibly: Ofloxacin otic may be used for treatment of Otitis Externa, Acute Otitis Media in children with tympanostomy tubes and Chronic Supporative Otitis Media with perforated Ear drum (with susceptible microorganisms). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy and floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops contraindications?

Can you tell me about pregnancy and floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops contraindications?

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

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Is it okay to take ofloxacin (exocin) eye drops instead of ofloxacin ear drops?

Is it okay to take ofloxacin (exocin) eye drops instead of ofloxacin ear drops?

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

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Ofloxacin eye drops for ear infection?

Ofloxacin eye drops for ear infection?

OK: Can't put non-ophthalmic (/-eye) safe meds into eye, but can put eye-safe meds elsewhere. ...Read more

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Are floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops good for ear infections?

Are floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops good for ear infections?

External infection?: Ear drops are primarily used for otitis externa, (outer canal infection). If you have a middle ear infection, (otitis media), you may need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Exocin eye drops solution ofloxacin, can this be used as ear drops for ear infection?

Exocin eye drops solution ofloxacin, can this be used as ear drops for ear infection?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Floxin (Definition)

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Ear Drop (Definition)

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