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Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.3%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

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

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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.

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