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ofloxacin otic (Rx)Brand and Other Names:Floxin Otic, Oflaxacin Otic

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

otic solution

  • 0.3%
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Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media With Perforated Tympanic Membranes

Instill 10 gtt twice daily for 14 days in affected ear(s)

Otitis Externa

Instill 10 gtt qDay for 7 days in affected ear(s)

<1 year old: Safety & efficacy not established

Dosage Forms & Strengths

otic solution

  • 0.3%
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Otitis Externa

< 6 months

  • Safety and efficacy not established

6 months to 12 years

  • Instill 5 gtt into affected ear twice daily for 7 days

>12 years

  • Instill 10 gtt qDay for 7 days in affected ear(s)

Acute Otitis Media With Tympanostomy Tubes

< 1 year

  • Safety and efficacy not established

1-12 years

  • Instill 5 gtt into affected ear twice daily for 7 days

Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media With Perforated Tympanic Membranes

>12 years: Instill 10 gtt twice daily for 14 days in affected ear(s)

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Adverse Effects

>10%

Application site reaction (1-17%)

1-10%

Taste perversion (7%)

Pruritus (4%)

Dizziness (1%)

Earache (1%)

Paresthesia (1%)

Rash (1%)

Vertigo (1%)

<1%

Otorrhagia

Tinnitus

Transient hearing loss

Tremor

Xerostomia

Diarrhea

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to drug or product components

Cautions

Warm solution with hands to prevent dizziness

May result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi

Careful monitoring, including slit-lamp biomicroscopy and fluorescein staining when appropriate, may be necessary in some patients receiving topical ophthalmic ofloxacin therapy

Not for injection or ophthalmic use

Tendon rupture reported with systemic quinolones

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Not known if distributed in milk; not recommended

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Inhibits DNA gyrase, which in turn inhibits DNA replication, recombination, transcription, and transposition; bactericidal

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption: Minimal

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Formulary

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Tier Description
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