Although the dose of Floxin your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on several factors, such as the medical condition being treated, most people start with 200 to 400 mg, twice a day. The length of treatment can range from a single dose to six weeks. Follow your healthcare provider's dosing instructions carefully to avoid a recurrence of the infection or bacterial resistance.
The dosage of Floxin® (ofloxacin) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type and severity of the infection being treated
- Other medical conditions you have
- Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual Floxin dosage for treating bacterial infections is 200 mg to 400 mg every 12 hours. Higher or lower amounts may be used for certain infections.
The length of treatment also varies by type and severity of infection, and may range from a single, one-time dose for treating certain gonorrhea infections to up to six weeks for prostate infections. Most people will likely take Floxin for seven to ten days.
Be sure to follow your healthcare provider's dosing instructions carefully. Also, be sure to take Floxin for the full time that your healthcare provider recommends, even if you start to feel better. Stopping treatment too soon could cause your infection to return, or lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The kidneys help to remove Floxin from the body, so people with kidney disease will not excrete this medication as well from the body. Therefore, people with kidney disease may only need to take Floxin once a day and may receive a lower-than-usual dosage.