Ofloxacin Otic and Ruptured Eardrum

If you have chronic otitis media (a middle ear infection) and a ruptured eardrum, ofloxacin otic solution (Floxin® Otic) may help treat your infection. This ear medication works to treat bacterial ear infections by interfering with the bacteria's ability to multiply.
 
The standard dosage for treating a chronic middle ear infection in people 12 years old or older with a ruptured eardrum is 10 drops of ofloxacin otic solution in the infected ear twice daily for 14 days. Even if you feel better after a few days, make sure to finish your complete course so that your infection doesn't return.
 
(Click What Is Ofloxacin Otic Solution Used For? for more details on using this medication to treat ear infections in people with a ruptured eardrum. This article also talks about the drug's use in children and whether there are any "off-label" uses.)
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