Efficacy of ofloxacin and other otic preparations for otitis externa

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Ofloxacin otic is as effective in curing otitis externa in children (<12 years of age) as is the preparation combining polymyxin/neomycin plus hydrocortisone and as ciprofloxacin otic. Furthermore ofloxacin otic, as it requires less frequent dosing, is likely to encourage greater patient adherence and consequently to achieve a better cure rate than both of these treatment options. Because a number of cases of otitis externa are complicated by an undiagnosed tympanic membrane perforation, the lack of ototoxicity associated with ofloxacin otic makes it a particularly safe option for use in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 3 2001


  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Otitis externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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