Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Dosage

Your dose of ofloxacin ophthalmic solution will depend on whether you have a corneal ulcer or conjunctivitis. Typically, these eye drops are used several times a day (your healthcare provider will give you more detailed instructions on how frequently to use them). Even if you start to feel better within a few days, it's important to finish your entire course of medication.

An Introduction to Dosing With Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

The dose of ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (Ocuflox®) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the type and severity of the infection being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Dosage for Conjunctivitis

The standard dose of ofloxacin ophthalmic solution for treating bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye") is one or two drops in the infected eye every two to four hours for two days, and then one or two drops four times a day for five more days. The dosage is usually the same in children and adults.
 

Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Dosage for Corneal Ulcer

When treating a corneal ulcer, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution eye drops are dosed frequently, especially in the first couple of days of treatment. The standard amount for treating corneal ulcers in adults and children is as follows:
 
  • Days 1 and 2: One or two drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes while awake and one or two drops in the affected eye overnight, four to six hours after going to bed.
     
  • Days 3 through 7 to 9: One or two drops into the affected eye every hour while awake.
     
  • Day 7 to 9 through end of treatment: One or two drops into the affected eye four times a day.
     
Your healthcare provider will determine how many days you need to continue using ofloxacin ophthalmic solution.
 

Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drug Information

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