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If you have a certain type of middle or outer ear infection, a healthcare provider may prescribe ofloxacin otic solution. Your dosage of this ear medication will depend on your age and the type of bacterial infection being treated. Even if you feel better after a few days, finish the full course of the medication so that your infection doesn't return.
An Introduction to Dosing With Ofloxacin Otic SolutionThe dose of ofloxacin otic solution (Floxin® Otic) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on:
- Your age
- The type of infection being treated.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Ofloxacin Otic Solution Dosing for Otitis ExternaThe standard dosage of ofloxacin otic solution for an infection of the outer ear or ear canal (known medically as otitis externa, or more commonly "swimmer's ear") in children up to the age of 13 is five drops in the infected ear once daily for seven days.
The standard ofloxacin otic solution dosage for otitis externa in people 13 years old and older is 10 drops in the infected ear once daily for seven days.
Ofloxacin Otic Solution Dosing for Otitis MediaThe standard dose of ofloxacin otic solution for an acute middle ear infection (otitis media) in children with ear tubes is five drops in the infected ear twice daily for 10 days.
The standard dosage of ofloxacin otic solution for a chronic middle ear infection in people 12 years old or older with a hole in the eardrum is 10 drops in the infected ear twice daily for 14 days.
When treating otitis media, the tragus (the small piece of cartilage in front of your ear opening) should be pushed inward four times after instilling the medication into the ear. This helps push the medicine into the middle ear.