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Does ofloxacin interact with other medications and foods?

Ofloxacin (Floxin, Ocuflox) may interact with certain drugs. Specific drug interaction studies have not been done regarding the ofloxacin eye and ear drop, but the oral form of ofloxacin may have to be taken with caution. Do not take ofloxacin if you are taking heart rhythm-regulating medications like quinidine, any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or have recently had a typhoid vaccine. Other drugs that may interact with ofloxacin include:
  • steroid medications
  • foscarnet and tramadol
  • insulin or other diabetes medications
  • blood thinners
  • procainamide
  • cimetidine
  • aluminum, iron or magnesium salts
  • theophylline
  • cyclosporine
  • antacids
Ofloxacin also interacts with certain foods. Do not eat or drink dairy products within two hours of taking ofloxacin.

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