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Ofloxacin is commonly prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections, such as bladder or kidney infections, pneumonia, and bronchitis. The way in which ofloxacin is used will depend on the condition that is being treated, as well as the specific product. For example, the oral tablets are taken by mouth, whereas the otic solution is applied to the ears.
An Overview of Uses for OfloxacinOfloxacin is a prescription antibiotic. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones, or just "quinolones" for short. Ofloxacin is available as a tablet, an ear drop, and an eye drop.
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as cystitis (commonly called "bladder infections") and pyelonephritis (kidney infections)
- Prostate infections (prostatitis)
- Infections of the skin and surrounding tissue
- Certain gonorrhea infections of the urethra and cervix
- Certain chlamydia infections of the urethra and cervix
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
- Otitis externa, which is an infection of the ear canal or outer ear. This type of ear infection is sometimes called "swimmer's ear."
- Acute otitis media, commonly called a middle ear infection, in children with ear tubes.
- Chronic otitis media in people with holes in their tympanic membrane (eardrum).