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Floxin Drops for Perforated Tympanic Eardrum

A healthcare provider may prescribe Floxin® Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) to treat a particular ear infection known as chronic otitis media (middle ear infection) in people with a perforation, or hole, in their tympanic membrane (eardrum).
The standard dosage for treating a chronic middle ear infection in people 12 years old or older with a perforated eardrum is 10 drops of Floxin Otic in the infected ear twice daily for 14 days.
In some cases, people who have had repeated acute otitis media during childhood may get this chronic form of a middle ear infection that is associated with a perforation in the tympanic membrane. This chronic form is called chronic suppurative otitis media. The term suppurative means "pus forming." People with this type of ear infection may notice a pus-like discharge from the ear canal.
(To learn more about how these drops are used to treat middle ear infections in people with a perforated tympanic eardrum, click Floxin Otic Uses. Other topics discussed in this article include how the ear drops work and whether they are safe for children.)
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