A healthcare provider will take different factors into consideration when dosing with ofloxacin, including the infection that is being treated, its severity, and if other medical conditions are present. For example, children and people with severe liver disease will likely need to take a lower amount. A course of treatment can range from a single, one-time dose to six weeks.
The dosage of ofloxacin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The particular ofloxacin product
- The type and severity of your infection
- Your age
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
For ofloxacin tablets, the usual dosage is 200 mg to 400 mg twice a day, taken about every 12 hours, depending on the infection being treated. Higher or lower doses may be used for certain infections.
The length of treatment will vary, depending on the type and severity of the infection. It may be as short as a single, one-time dosage for treating certain gonorrhea infections or as long as six weeks for prostate infections. Most people will use ofloxacin tablets for seven to ten days.
People with kidney problems or severe liver disease (such as cirrhosis) may not excrete ofloxacin as well, and may need a lower-than-usual ofloxacin dosage. Sometimes, people with kidney problems will only take the tablets once a day. People with severe liver disease should not receive more than 400 mg a day.
For ofloxacin otic solution, the standard dosage is ten drops in the affected ear once or twice daily, depending on the infection being treated. Ofloxacin is normally dosed once a day for infections of the outer ear and ear canal, and twice a day for middle ear infections. Children will usually receive five drops in the affected ear.