ofloxacin, Floxin (Discontinued Brand)

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

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Is ofloxacin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Ofloxacin should be avoided during pregnancy because it is secreted in breast milk and can cause adverse events in the infant.

Ofloxacin should be avoided in nursing mothers, as safe use has not been established.

What else should I know about ofloxacin?

What preparations of ofloxacin are available?

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 200, 300, and 400mg.

How should I keep ofloxacin stored?

Ofloxacin should be stored in a closed container at 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/18/2015

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