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Floxin Otic and Breastfeeding

No research has been done to determine if Floxin Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) would pass through human breast milk. Because it is an ear drop (and very little medicine actually reaches the bloodstream), it is unlikely that this medication would be passed through breast milk in high enough amounts to cause problems. However, consult your doctor if you are thinking of breastfeeding while using Floxin Otic.

Can I Use Floxin Otic While Breastfeeding?

Floxin® Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) is a prescription ear drop used to treat middle ear infections in children with ear tubes, middle ear infections in people with a hole in the eardrum, and infections of the outer ear and ear canal.
 
At this time, it is unknown if this medication passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about using Floxin Otic.
 

More Information on Breastfeeding and Floxin Otic

No research has been done to see if Floxin Otic passes through breast milk. The active ingredient in Floxin Otic, ofloxacin, is known to pass through breast milk in amounts similar to those found in the bloodstream after oral use.
 
However, Floxin Otic is administered directly into the ear, and very little of the medication reaches the bloodstream after normal use. Therefore, it is unlikely that the drug would reach the breast milk to be passed to a nursing infant.
 
In general, use of Floxin Otic during breastfeeding is not considered particularly dangerous for a breastfed infant. However, because this medication has never been studied in breastfeeding women, all potential problems cannot be completely ruled out.
 
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