Ofloxacin Otic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Usual Adult Dose for Acute Otitis Externa

Instill 10 drops into the affected ear(s) once daily for 7 days.

Before administration, the solution should be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. The drops should be instilled with the patient lying on his/her side with the affected ear upward. The patient should stay on his/her side for 5 minutes. Repeat for the opposite ear, if necessary.

Usual Adult Dose for Otitis Media

Chronic suppurative otitis media with perforated tympanic membrane:
Instill 10 drops into the affected ear(s) twice daily for 14 days.

Before administration, the solution should be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. The drops should be instilled with the patient lying on his/her side with the affected ear upward. After administration, the tragus should be gently pressed 4 times to allow the solution to flow through the tympanic membrane into the middle ear. The patient should stay on his/her side for 5 minutes. Repeat for the opposite ear, if necessary.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acute Otitis Externa

6 months to 12 years: Instill 5 drops into the affected ear(s) once daily for 7 days.
>=13 years: Instill 10 drops into the affected ear(s) once daily for 7 days.

Before administration, the solution should be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. The drops should be instilled with the patient lying on his/her side with the affected ear upward. The patient should stay on his/her side for 5 minutes. Repeat for the opposite ear, if necessary.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Otitis Media

Acute otitis media in patients with tympanostomy tubes:
1 to 12 years: Instill 5 drops into the affected ear(s) twice daily for 10 days.

Chronic suppurative otitis media with perforated tympanic membranes:
>12 years: Instill 10 drops into the affected ear(s) twice daily for 14 days.

Before administration, the solution should be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. The drops should be instilled with the patient lying on his/her side with the affected ear upward. After administration, the outer ear should be gently pulled upward and backward to allow the solution to flow down into the ear canal. The patient should stay on his/her side for 5 minutes. Repeat for the opposite ear, if necessary.

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