Duration Health

ofloxacin

ofloxacin

Prepare for Eye or ear infection

InfectionMedication

Introduction

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. Ofloxacin drops can be used to treat eye or ear infections.

When to avoid

Most eye infections are viral and don't require antibiotics. Avoid in viral infections.

When is it dangerous

If you normally wear contact lenses, stop wearing them until the infection is completely healed. Avoid if allergic to ofloxacin or other drugs in this class, called fluoroquinolones. There have been rare reports of serious allergic reactions to ofloxacin drops.

When is it used

Eye infection 1 drop in the affected eye 4 times per day for 7 days
Ear infection 2 drops in the affected ear 4 times per day for 7 days

Learn what to do in a medical emergency

Get our free weekly email series, Where There is No Doctor. We'll teach you how to treat the most common medical issues, anywhere.

Only your Duration Health provider can decide, based on your medical history and other factors, whether it is medically appropriate for you to receive prescriptions. We do not sell prefabricated bags of pharmaceuticals. Each Duration Health Med Kit is custom assembled, tailored to each individual patient's needs. See durationhealth.com/kit and durationhealth.com/faq for more important disclaimers.

The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately.