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can i use ofloxacin for treatment of swimmers ear?
i had an infection in my ears a couple months ago and i was prescribed ofloxacin ear drops. now, during the swim season, i'm starting to get swimmers ear. i had medication for that, but i misplaced it, and even if i did have it, it likely expired. i'm getting kind of desperate because the infection is starting to feel worse, so i'm wondering if i can use my ofloxacin to treat my swimmers ear, and if it will work?
B
08/21/10
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Is ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin different from eachother?
do they treat the same thing? is ofloxacin for outer ear infections?
Lily
07/21/09
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  Both are synthetic drugs, second-generation fluoroquinolones. They are broad spectrum antibiotics, effective against both Gram + and Gram - bacteria by inhibiting bacterial DNA replication. They can also affect human cell DNA, so they are not considered as safe as beta-lactams (penicillins, cephalosporins) that work on the cell walls (human cells do not have cell walls).

They treat the same types of infections, but one may be preferable in specific situations. Ofloxacin is available in eye drops and ear drops. The fluoroquinolones most frequently prescribed today are ciprofloxacin (Cipro), moxifloxacin (Avelox) and levofloxacin (Levaquin).

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using either drug. There are drug interaction issues with these antibiotics.
rainorshine
07/21/09
What would ofloxacin be used for in dogs?
My dog has an ear infection and my mom won't take her to the vet but we have ofloxacin ear drops from my little brother's past ear infections. Would it be OK if I use it on my dog? If not what should I use? Is there anything else I could also give her to be sure she gets well? She already takes pretazone for her skin irritation and I've heard it helps. The infection looks like its outer but I'm not a vet so I can't be sure.

10/30/10
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Can I use an Ofloxacin Opthalmic Drops instead of Ofloxacin Otic Drops for my ear infection?
My friend is being medicated for his ear infection.

The Doctor Prescription is Ofloxacin Otic Drops 3mg/ml ( 3% solution ).
But he have Ofloxacin Opthalmic Drops 3mg/ml ( 3% solution ).

Can he use the Opthalmic Solution for the ear?

02/04/11
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  Hi there.

Yes, he can use an Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drops instead of Ofloxacin Otic Drops for his ear infection. Since, they have the same dosage form and dosage strength of the active ingredients which is Ofloxacin 3mg/ml ( 3% solution ).

But he cannot use it the other way around using Ofloxacin Otic Drops for eye infection).
Since, the Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drops are more sterile form than the Ofloxacin Otic Drops.

Have a nice day.

02/06/11
Can I use an Ofloxacin Opthalmic Drops instead of Ofloxacin Otic Drops for my ear infection?
My friend is being medicated for his ear infection.

The Doctor Prescription is Ofloxacin Otic Drops 3mg/ml ( 3% solution ).
But he have Ofloxacin Opthalmic Drops 3mg/ml ( 3% solution ).

Can he use the Opthalmic Solution for the ear?
Gener S.
02/04/11
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  Hi there.

Yes, he can use an Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drops instead of Ofloxacin Otic Drops for his ear infection. Since, they have the same dosage form and dosage strength of the active ingredients which is Ofloxacin 3mg/ml ( 3% solution ).

But he cannot use it the other way around using Ofloxacin Otic Drops for eye infection).
Since, the Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Drops are more sterile form than the Ofloxacin Otic Drops.

Have a nice day.
RodRich
02/06/11
How dangerous is Medofloxine (ofloxacin)?
I have been diagnosed with an infection in my prostate. Is this serious? What could have caused this?

Also, how dangerous is Medofloxine (ofloxacin)? I am taking 200mg twice a day.
Greek_Warrior
07/08/09
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  im not sure how dangerous medofloxine is. did your doctor prescribe it? Have you ever tried prostate bars? I think they work really well and could possibly help you with your problem!

07/10/09
How should i take ofloxacin for a urinary tract infection, I have 200mg pills?
Christina
08/02/06
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  Ofloxacin is an anti-infective drug used for the treatment of lower respiratory infections, skin infection, and urinary tract infections including prostatitis, gonorrhea, cervicitis and urethritis. Ofloxacin has broad activity against bacterial infections and is used in combination with other drugs to treat tuberculosis.


Cystitis due to E. coli or K. pneumoniae-> 200 mg every 12 hr for 3 days.
Cystitis due to other organisms->200 mg every 12 hr for 7 days.
Complicated UTIs->200 mg every 12 hr for 10 days.

Ofloxacin comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Some infections require longer treatment so I would advise that you see a doctor for proper prescription.
Cat
08/02/06
I have cervisitis with long duration and I eat ofloxacin,what can I do to faster healing of my ulcer?
sepidgol
10/07/10
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  An STD caused all this mess?? (right) if not then treatments may be with antibodies first. Then treat all the inflammation since this gos hand in hand.Lots of veggies is great to eat either fried in a very light oil such as a stir fry, steamed, boiled, slow cooked, baked, the way you like best fish is another excellent food,Stay away from those great tasting foods we all love SUGAR such as donuts, candy's, sodas, so on and so on, you know the best is always the worst for us.Fatty foods such as chips, hot dogs FF those too. and oily foods as well.Maybe you should look into some supplements that help or will reduce inflammation Good Luck!!
COUNTRY--GIRL
10/08/10
I have cervisitis with long duration and I eat ofloxacin,what can I do to faster healing of my ulcer?

10/07/10
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  An STD caused all this mess?? (right) if not then treatments may be with antibodies first. Then treat all the inflammation since this gos hand in hand.Lots of veggies is great to eat either fried in a very light oil such as a stir fry, steamed, boiled, slow cooked, baked, the way you like best fish is another excellent food,Stay away from those great tasting foods we all love SUGAR such as donuts, candy's, sodas, so on and so on, you know the best is always the worst for us.Fatty foods such as chips, hot dogs FF those too. and oily foods as well.Maybe you should look into some supplements that help or will reduce inflammation Good Luck!!
COUNTRY--GIRL
10/08/10
Can OFLOXACIN TABLETS be taken to cure cough cold and fever along with paracetamol and citirizine ?
Halla Bol
11/17/06
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  In terms of safety profile, yes all 3 medications can be taken together. But Ofloxacin is not the antibiotic of choice for cough and cold (which are upper respiratory tract infections). Its more suited for urinary tract infection, skin and soft tissue infection and lower respiratory tract infection. Furthermore cough and colds are usually caused by virus and thus antibiotics does not help. But if u have greenish/yellow phlegm(which is an indication of a bacterial infection), you may want to ask your dr for some amoxicillin or augmentin. That should clear u up pretty fast
newfangled_04
11/17/06
Can you use ofloxacin to treat bacterial vaginosis?
Needless to say... I'll never go into my friends hot tub again.
Because I've gotten them before... I know what it is. Last year I could get them so easily. I havent gotten one for a little over a year now, but I definitly know what it is.
canneverhavethis111
01/15/09
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I had cataract surgery (right eye) a week ago. Is it normal to have these symptoms?
Eyeball feels unnaturally soft when I gently press on the lid especially on the top right side. I see flashes of light or pinwheels in the same area. The eye is still sore, especially when blinking. I have three eye drops (Acular, Ofloxacin anfd Pred Forte) the opthomologist gave me to use and I have been following his directions. I have an appointment to see him tomorrow, but I'd like some info beforehand. Thank you.
debodun
02/19/09
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  Be sure and mention to him that you are seeing flashes of light, sometimes this can mean a detached retina. It is probably just the symptoms of the operation, but he can take a look at the back of your eyeball to be sure it is OK, sometimes doctors miss this because the cataract is so dense, they cannot see the back of the eye well because of it.
Anne2
02/19/09
E.coil species grown in culture ans sensitive to netromycin,meropenam,gentamycin,pieprcillin with tazobactum,c?
cefaperazone+sulbactum,amikacin,tobramycin,ceftazidime,norfloxacin,cephalexin,ceftriaxone,ampicillin+sulbactum,ticarcillin+clavulanic acid,sparfloxacin,ofloxacin,ciprofloxacin,cotrimoxazola,nitrofurantoin is it hiv or acids?
Abc Def
07/10/10
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I have readt in an article that ofloxacin if taken orally can treat peritonitis in CAPD patients?
Could you please help me, i have a father who has end stage renal failure, his doctor in a govt hospital said that the lab results shows no infection but he is showing signs of chills,abdominal pain and cloudy solution. No antibiotic was prescribed and we do not know what to do. We fear that his condition might worsen and we do not have money for his confinement.
lou of cavite
03/21/07
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  DEFINATELY NOT......................................................Ofloxacin
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Ofloxacin
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(+/-)-9-fluoro-2, 3-dihydro-3-methyl-10-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)- 7-oxo-7H-pyrido [1,2,3-de]-1, 4-benzoxazine-6-carboxylic acid
Identifiers
CAS number 82419-36-1
ATC code J01MA01 J01MA02, J01MA12, S01AX11, S01AX13, S01AX19, S03AA07
PubChem 4583
DrugBank APRD00502
Chemical data
Formula C18H20FN3O4
Mol. mass 361.368 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability ?
Protein binding 32%
Metabolism ?
Half life 9 hours
Excretion ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat. C(US)

Legal status ℞-only(US)

Routes Topical (ear drops)
Ofloxacin (sold under the brand name Floxin® in the United States) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Ofloxacin is the racemic mixture of the chiral compound. The biologically active enantiomer is sold separately under the name of levofloxacin. It is used as a treatment for gonorrhoea and is an alternative treatment to ciprofloxacin for anthrax
einreb
03/21/07

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