Various bacterial infections can be treated with Floxin, which comes in tablet form and is generally taken by mouth twice a day. As a fluoroquinolone, the medication works by interfering with enzymes necessary for bacteria to multiply. Most people have no problems with it; however, side effects are possible. Commonly reported ones include nausea, diarrhea, headache, and vomiting.
What Is Floxin?Floxin® (ofloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections. It belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. The drug is available as a tablet.
This article refers only to the tablet formulation of Floxin. The active ingredient in Floxin, ofloxacin, is available as an ear drop medication under the name Floxin® Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) and as an eye drop under the name Ocuflox® (ofloxacin ophthalmic solution).