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Who should not take ofloxacin?

Do not take ofloxacin (Floxin, Ocuflox) if you do not have a prescription. Do not take ofloxacin if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or similar drugs in the fluoroquinolone family. 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. If you have very high blood electrolyte levels or an irregular heartbeat, you should not take ofloxacin.

Do not take this drug if you are taking certain medications, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), drugs that regulate heartbeat and the oral typhoid vaccine. Before you take ofloxacin, tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you may have, like diabetes or myasthenia gravis. Before taking ofloxacin, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you plan to become pregnant.

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