Ocuflox comes in the form of an eye drop and is typically used several times a day. The right dosing for your situation will depend on the type of eye infection being treated, as well as how severe your symptoms are. Regardless of your dosage, Ocuflox should only be used in the eye. Do not take it by mouth or apply it to the skin.
An Introduction to Dosing With OcufloxThe dose of Ocuflox® (ofloxacin ophthalmic solution) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the type and severity of the infection being treated.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The standard dose of Ocuflox for treating bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye") is one or two drops in the infected eye every two to four hours for two days, and then one or two drops four times a day for five more days. The dose is usually the same in children and adults.
When treating a corneal ulcer, Ocuflox eye drops are used frequently, especially in the first couple of days of treatment. The standard Ocuflox dosage for treating corneal ulcers in adults and children is as follows:
- Days 1 and 2: One or two drops in the affected eye every 30 minutes while awake and one or two drops in the affected eye overnight, four to six hours after going to bed.
- Days 3 through 7 to 9: One or two drops into the affected eye every hour while awake.
- Day 7 to 9 through the end of treatment: One or two drops into the affected eye four times a day.
Your healthcare provider will determine how many days you need to continue using this medication.