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Floxin otic

Generic Name: ofloxacin otic (oh FLOCKS a sin OH tic)
Brand Names: Floxin Otic
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Drug Information:
Floxin (ofloxacin) is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria. Floxin Otic is used to treat infections of the ear canal in adults and children who are at least 6 months old. Floxin Otic is used in adults and children at least 1 year old to treat an inner ear infection (also called otitis media). Floxin Otic may be used on a long-term basis to treat an infection that causes a hole in the ear drum (ruptured ear drum) in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Do not use Floxin Otic in the eyes or take it by mouth. Floxin otic is intended for use in the ears only. Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface, including the ears or hands. The dropper opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause another infection in the ear. Learn more

Floxin otic Side Effects

Floxin Otic Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about ofloxacin otic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Floxin Otic.

For the Consumer

Applies to ofloxacin otic: otic solution

Along with its needed effects, ofloxacin otic (the active ingredient contained in Floxin Otic) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ofloxacin otic:

Less common

  • Burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking ofloxacin otic:

Less common

  • Dizziness


  • Bleeding from the ear
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • headache
  • ringing in the ear
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • sore throat

Some side effects of ofloxacin otic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Change in taste
  • earache
  • numbness or tingling

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ofloxacin otic: otic solution


Very common (10% or more): Application site reaction (up to 16.8%)


Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus, rash

Frequency not reported: Seborrhea, dermatitis, eczema, erythematous rash, follicular rash, flushing, urticaria

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Paresthesia, dizziness

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache, vertigo

Frequency not reported: Tremor, hypoesthesia, dysesthesia, hyperkinesia


Common (1% to 10%): Taste perversion

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth

Frequency not reported: Dyspepsia, abdominal pain, halitosis


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Earache, otorrhagia, tinnitus, fever

Frequency not reported: Transient loss of hearing, otitis externa, otitis media, inflammation, pain, fungal infection


Frequency not reported: Coughing, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis


Frequency not reported: Hypertension, hot flush, tachycardia


Frequency not reported: Insomnia

Postmarketing reports: Transient neuropsychiatric disturbances

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Floxin Otic