Drug Interactions With Ofloxacin Otic Solution
At this time, no drugs are known to cause interactions with ofloxacin otic solution. However, this does not mean that interactions do not exist. Because interactions with this ear medicine may be discovered in the future, it is important that your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking before starting treatment with ofloxacin otic solution.
Does Ofloxacin Otic Solution Interact With Other Drugs?Ofloxacin otic solution (Floxin® Otic) is a prescription ear drop approved to treat infections of the middle ear (known medically as otitis media) in children with ear tubes and people with holes in the eardrum. It is also used to treat infections of the outer ear and ear canal (known medically as otitis externa, or more commonly "swimmer's ear"). This medication does not have any known drug interactions.
Ofloxacin otic solution is applied directly into the ear, and very little of the medication is expected to be absorbed into the body. Because only very small amounts of the drug (if any) are expected to reach the blood after use, ofloxacin otic solution will likely not interact with other medications.
Although ofloxacin otic solution is not expected to interact with other medicines, it is probably a good idea to limit your use of other ear drops when using this medication, unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise. If you do use other ear drops, you may not be able to use them at the same time as ofloxacin otic solution. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to separate your other ear medicines from ofloxacin otic solution.
Final ThoughtsAt this time, it seems unlikely that ofloxacin otic solution would react with other medications. No drug interactions have been identified to date, and very little of this medicine is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, this does not necessarily mean that there really are no drug interactions with ofloxacin otic solution. This medication has not been studied with every possible drug, and there may be negative interactions that are yet to be discovered.
It is always a good idea to make sure your healthcare provider has a complete list of all your medications. Therefore, make sure you tell your healthcare provider about any medications (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, vitamins, or supplements) you are taking, even if you believe they will not interact with other medicines.