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What should I know about Floxin Otic before taking it?

Floxin Otic (ofloxacin), an antibiotic ear drop for ear infections, should be used only in the ears. Do not get it in your eyes or swallow the drops. If you take Floxin Otic with a reusable dropper, do not touch the sterile dropper tip with your hands, ears, or anything else. It could transmit germs into your ear and give you another ear infection. Also be careful not to get water in your infected ear(s) while you are using Floxin Otic. You should bathe carefully, and your doctor may recommend that you avoid swimming. Even if you start to feel better, do not stop taking Floxin Otic early. If you stop taking the antibiotic before the infection is gone, it could come back and get worse. Do not take Floxin Otic if you've had an allergic reaction to other quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin. This drug may harm developing fetuses, so talk to your doctor if you're pregnant before taking this drug.

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