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How should I take ofloxacin?

Follow your doctor's instructions while taking ofloxacin (Floxin, Ocuflox). Doctors usually recommend that you take the tablet form of ofloxacin with a full glass of water at about the same time each day. You can take ofloxacin with or without food. Don't eat or drink dairy products within two hours of taking ofloxacin. Do not take antacids, vitamins or sucralfate within two hours of taking ofloxacin. Drink extra water when taking ofloxacin. Take your entire prescription of ofloxacin.

There are also ear drop and eye drop versions of ofloxacin. It is important to avoid contaminating the eye drop applicator tip with your hands or touching the eye. For the ear drops, warm the bottle in your hands for a couple of minutes to avoid dizziness caused by putting a cold solution in the ear. Lie down with the affected ear upward, then instill the drops and remain in that position for about five minutes.

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