Generic Floxin Otic
There are generic Floxin Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) products available. In fact, the brand-name form of this ear drop is no longer manufactured and only generic forms are available. The United States Food and Drug Administration has determined that the generic versions of Floxin Otic that are currently available are equivalent to the brand-name drug.
Can I Buy Generic Floxin Otic?Floxin® Otic (ofloxacin otic solution) is an antibiotic ear drop used to treat certain bacterial infections of the ear. It belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or just "quinolones" for short.
Floxin Otic was first made by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. However, Daiichi Sankyo stopped making brand-name Floxin Otic, and it is now only available as a generic product.
Available StrengthsGeneric Floxin Otic is available in one strength -- ofloxacin otic 0.3% solution. It comes in 5-mL and 10-mL multidose bottles.
Generic Floxin Otic is made by several different companies, including:
- Apotex, Corp.
- Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals
- Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
Is Generic Ofloxacin Otic Solution as Good as Floxin Otic?All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating.
An "AT" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic topical medication (such as an ear drop) is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Floxin Otic versions currently available have an "AT" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to brand-name Floxin Otic.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.