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My eye is semi swollen, can I use ofloxacin?

My eye is semi swollen, can I use ofloxacin?

Conjunctivitis : Ofloxacin is a good antibiotic eye drop if you have a bacterial eye infection. It is possible you may have allergic, viral, or chemical eye irritation. You may also have scratched your ? Swollen eye could also be a result from a stye. If you are still having swelling, see your pcp for an evaluation. :). ...Read more

Dr. David Fredricks
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Can you use ofloxacin to treat bacterial vaginosis too?

Can you use ofloxacin to treat bacterial vaginosis too?

Not likely: Flagyl is the medication of choice due to very good coverage of anaerobes. Ofloxacine does not cover anaerobes as well as Flagyl does. ...Read more

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Kitten scratched my eyeball. is it safe to use ofloxacin opthalmic solution usp. my eyeball feels weird. would this prevent from eye infection?

Kitten scratched my eyeball. is it safe to use ofloxacin opthalmic solution usp. my eyeball feels weird. would this prevent from eye infection?

Corneal abrasion: If kitty scratched your eye and you have pain when you blink then she has possibly given you a corneal abrasion. The ofloxin is fine to use as a preventive, although may not be necessary. We generally recommend patching for a 24 hour period or so for the cornea to heal. If you are not completely better within 24 hours of patching, see a primary care doc for a careful eye exam. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to use naphcon-a and ofloxacin at the same time? Tnx

Is it safe to use naphcon-a and ofloxacin at the same time? Tnx

Yes: These are different classes of medications. Ofloxaxin is an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections of the eye, and naphcon a is an ocular decongestant/antihistamine that is often used for alleviating watery red itchy eyes. Although these meds may be used together, i'd advise that the more important one is ofloxacin. Treating the infection should alleviate your symptoms. If not, c your eye md. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use carbamide peroxide with ofloxacin ottic?

Not advised: Carbamide peroxide is essentially hydrogen peroxide. If you are using Ofloxacin otic for external otitis (swimmer's ear), i would defer using carbamide peroxide simultaneously. There is no synergism. Adding hydrogen peroxide will dilute Ofloxacin and possibly decrease efficacy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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