Common Reactions to Ofloxacin Otic Solution

Common Side Effects

Ofloxacin otic solution has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, any potential side effects that occurred in a group of people using the medication were carefully documented.
In clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effects included:
  • Ear discomfort -- in up to 16.8 percent of people
  • Bitter taste -- up to 7 percent
  • Itching in the ear -- up to 4 percent
  • Ear pain -- up to 1 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 1 percent
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo) -- up to 1 percent
  • A rash -- up to 1 percent
  • Unusual feelings of tingling, pricking, or "pins and needles" -- up to 1 percent.
The bitter taste is thought to be from the medication passing through the middle ear to the back of the mouth. It is not considered a serious side effect and is not a reason to stop using ofloxacin otic solution.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the ofloxacin otic solution side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using this drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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