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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed on May 11, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.3%

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 2 to 4 hours.
Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) 4 times a day.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus, S epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Haemophilus influenzae, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Usual Adult Dose for Corneal Ulcers

Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 30 minutes while awake and about 4 and 6 hours after retiring.
Days 3 through 7 to 9: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every hour while awake.
Days 7 to 9 through treatment completion: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) 4 times a day.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial corneal ulcers due to susceptible strains of S aureus, S epidermidis, S pneumoniae, P aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens, Propionibacterium acnes

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

1 year or older:
-Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 2 to 4 hours.
-Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) 4 times a day.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible strains of S aureus, S epidermidis, S pneumoniae, E cloacae, H influenzae, P mirabilis, P aeruginosa

Usual Pediatric Dose for Corneal Ulcers

1 year or older:
-Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 30 minutes while awake and about 4 and 6 hours after retiring.
-Days 3 through 7 to 9: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every hour while awake.
-Days 7 to 9 through treatment completion: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) 4 times a day.

Use: For the treatment of bacterial corneal ulcers due to susceptible strains of S aureus, S epidermidis, S pneumoniae, P aeruginosa, S marcescens, P acnes

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For topical ophthalmic use only (not for injection)
-Do not inject subconjunctivally; do not introduce directly into the anterior chamber of the eye.
-Consult the manufacturer product information for instillation instructions.
-If other topical ophthalmic agents are used, wait at least 10 minutes between instillations.

Patient advice:
-Do not wear contact lenses during therapy.
-Wash hands thoroughly before using this drug.
-Avoid contaminating the applicator tip with material from the eye, fingers, or any other source.
-Stop this drug and contact physician at first sign of rash or allergic reaction.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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