FLOXIN® Otic (ofloxacin otic) solution 0.3% is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible isolates of the designated microorganisms in the specific conditions listed below:
Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media in patients 12 years and older with perforated tympanic membranes due to Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
Acute Otitis Media in pediatric patients one year and older with tympanostomy tubes due to Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Otitis Externa: The recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of otitis externa is:
Acute Otitis Media in pediatric patients with tympanostomy tubes:The recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of acute otitis media in pediatric patients (from 1 to 12 years old) with tympanostomy tubes is:
Ten drops (0.5 mL, 1.5 mg ofloxacin) instilled into the affected ear twice daily for fourteen days. The solution should be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for one or two minutes to avoid dizziness which may result from the instillation of a cold solution. The patient should lie with the affected ear upward, before instilling the drops. The tragus should then be pumped 4 times by pushing inward to facilitate penetration into the middle ear. This position should be maintained for five minutes. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear.
FLOXIN® Otic (ofloxacin otic) solution 0.3% is supplied in plastic dropper bottles containing 5 mL and 10 mL.
NDC 63395-101-05 FLOXIN® Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) 5 mL
NDC 63395-101-10 FLOXIN® Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) 10 mL
Storage Conditions: Store at 25°C (77°F), excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). Protect from light.
Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation., Montvale, NJ 07645. Revised: April 2005. FDA revision date: 5/4/2005
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/15/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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