Ofloxacin Otic and Generic

Ofloxacin otic solution (Floxin® Otic) is a prescription ear drop used to treat certain bacterial ear infections in children and adults. If you are prescribed this ear medication, you may wonder if there is a generic ofloxacin otic solution available.
 
Currently, there are only generic versions of this medication available, as the brand-name drug is no longer manufactured. Generic ofloxacin otic solution is available in one strength -- Ofloxacin Otic 0.3% solution. It comes in 5-mL and 10-mL multidose bottles.
 
Generic ofloxacin solution is made by several different companies, including:
 
  • Apotex, Corp.
  • Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals
  • Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
     
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that all of the generic ofloxacin otic solution products currently available should be equivalent to brand-name Floxin Otic.
 
(Click Generic Floxin Otic to learn more about why only generic versions of ofloxacin otic solution are available and how the FDA has determined that these products are as good as the brand-name drug.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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