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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution

Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

INDICATIONS

Ofloxacin ophthalmic solution is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the following bacteria in the conditions listed below:

CONJUNCTIVITIS:
Gram-positive bacteria: Gram-negative bacteria:  
Staphylococcus aureus Enterobacter cloacae
Staphylococcus epidermidis Haemophilus influenzae
Streptococcus pneumoniae Proteus mirabilis Pseudomonas aeruginosa
CORNEAL ULCERS:
Gram-positive bacteria: Gram-negative bacteria: Anaerobic species:
Staphylococcus aureus Pseudomonas aeruginosa Propionibacterium acnes
Staphylococcus epidermidis Serratia marcescens*  
Streptococcus pneumoniae  
*Efficacy for this organism was studied in fewer than 10 infections

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis is:

Days 1 and 2 ..... Instill one to two drops every two to four hours in the affected eye(s).

Days 3 through 7 ..... Instill one to two drops four times daily.

The recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of bacterial corneal ulcer is:

Days 1 and 2 .... Instill one to two drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes, while awake. Awaken at approximately four and six hours after retiring and instill one to two drops.

Days 3 through 7 to 9 .... Instill one to two drops hourly, while awake.

Days 7 to 9 through treatment completion .... Instill one to two drops, four times daily.

HOW SUPPLIED

Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution is supplied sterile in plastic dropper bottles of the following sizes:

5mL-NDC 17478-713-10
10mL-NDC 17478-713-11

Storage

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77T). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Akorn Inc. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. FDA Rev date: 5/14/2004

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/21/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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