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DailyMed – OFLOXACIN- ofloxaxin solution/ drops


IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS.

READ BEFORE USE.

How should Ofloxacin Otic Solution be given?

 

1. Wash hands

The person giving Ofloxacin Otic Solution should wash his/her hands with soap and water.

2. Clean ear & warm bottle

Gently clean any discharge that can be removed easily from the outer ear. DO NOT INSERT ANY OBJECT OR SWAB INTO THE EAR CANAL.

Hold the bottle of Ofloxacin Otic Solution in the hand for one or two minutes to warm the solution.

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3. Add drops

For a Middle Ear Infection: The person receiving Ofloxacin Otic Solution should lie on his/her side with the infected ear up. Patients (12 and older) should have 10 drops of Ofloxacin Otic Solution put into the infected ear. Pediatric patients under 12 should have 5 drops put into the infected ear. The tip of the bottle should not touch the fingers or the ear or any other surfaces.

For an Ear Canal Infection (“Swimmer’s Ear”): The person receiving Ofloxacin Otic Solution should lie on his/her side with the infected ear up. Patients (13 and older) should have 10 drops of Ofloxacin Otic Solution put into the infected ear. Pediatric patients under 13 should have 5 drops put into the infected ear. The tip of the bottle should not touch the fingers or the ear or any other surfaces.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR THE PATIENT’S SPECIFIC EAR INFECTION.

4. Press ear or pull ear

For a Middle Ear Infection: While the person receiving Ofloxacin Otic Solution lies on his/her side, the person giving the drops should gently press the TRAGUS (see diagram) 4 times in a pumping motion. This will allow the drops to pass through the hole or tube in the eardrum and into the middle ear.

For an Ear Canal Infection (“Swimmer’s Ear”): While the person receiving the drops lies on his/her side, the person giving the drops should gently pull the other ear upward and backward. This will allow the ear drops to flow down into the ear canal.

5. Stay on side

The person who received the ear drops should remain on his/her side for at least 5 minutes.

Repeat steps 2-5 for the other ear if both ears are infected.

What are the possible side effects of Ofloxacin Otic Solution?

During the testing of Ofloxacin Otic Solution in external ear infections, the most common side effect was discomfort upon application which happened in 7% of patients. If the pain is severe, the medication should be stopped and you should contact your doctor. Other side effects were: itching (1%), earache (0.8%), and dizziness (0.4%).

During the testing of Ofloxacin Otic Solution in middle ear infections, the most common side effect was a bitter taste which happened in 7% of patients with a middle ear infection. This may occur when some of the medication passes from the middle ear to the back of the mouth. This side effect is not serious and there is no need to stop the medicine if this should happen. Other side effects which were found in 1% of the patients were: earache, itching, abnormal sensation, rash and dizziness.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. at 1-800-262-9010 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

If a rash or an allergic reaction to Ofloxacin Otic Solution occurs, stop using the product and contact your doctor.

DO NOT TAKE OFLOXACIN OTIC SOLUTION BY MOUTH.

If Ofloxacin Otic Solution is accidently swallowed or overdose occurs, call the doctor immediately. This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription. Use only as directed. Do not use this medicine if outdated.

If you wish to learn more about Ofloxacin Otic Solution ask the doctor or pharmacist.



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