Ofloxacin Dosage

Dosing for Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

The standard dosage of ofloxacin eye products can vary widely. Normally, the medication is used frequently (sometimes as often as every 30 minutes) at the beginning of treatment, and then less often as treatment continues and the infection improves. Be sure to follow your specific dosing directions.

General Information on Your Ofloxacin Dosage

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ofloxacin include the following:
  • This medication comes in several different forms. The particular directions for each product can vary substantially, so make sure to refer to the information for your specific ofloxacin product.
  • When taking ofloxacin by mouth, you can take it with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Ofloxacin tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush, cut, or chew them.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking the tablets to stay well hydrated.
  • Try to take or use this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level in your system.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the ofloxacin eye and ear dropper to any surface, including your hands, eyes, and ears. This will help prevent germs from getting into the medication.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using ofloxacin eye products. Ask your healthcare provider when you may wear contacts again.
  • You should not go swimming while using ofloxacin ear drops unless your healthcare provider says otherwise. In general, try to keep your ears dry during treatment.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not miss a dose or stop taking it earlier than your healthcare provider recommends, even if you feel better. Stopping this medicine too soon may cause your infection to return or lead to bacterial resistance.
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