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Finafloxacin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Finafloxacin

Generic Name : Finafloxacin
Pronunciation : fin-a-FLOKS-a-sin
Latest prescription information about Finafloxacin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Finafloxacin


Overview of Finafloxacin

Finafloxacin is an antibiotic used for treating acute ear infection (otitis externa) caused by virulent organisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Why is Finafloxacin Prescribed? (Indications)

Finafloxacin ear drops are used to treat acute external ear infection caused by virulent organisms like Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. 


When should Finafloxacin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Finafloxacin should not be used in patients
If there is an allergy to finafloxacin.
Children below 1 year
Pregnancy and breastfeeding. It can cause various abnormalities in the developing baby like neural tube defects and limb abnormalities

What is the dosage of Finafloxacin?

Finafloxacin is available as 5 mL of a 0.3% topical otic suspension (ear drops) in an eight (8) mL bottle for treating the acute external ear infection

How should Finafloxacin be taken?

0.3% of finafloxacin ear drops should be instilled into the affected ear(s) twice daily for seven days with or without using an otowick.
The initial dose can be doubled (up to 8 drops), followed by 4 drops instilled into the affected ear twice daily for seven days, for patients using otowick.
Warm the suspension for one or two minutes prior to dosing by holding it in hand or rubbing it with hands. It helps to avoid dizziness from the instillation of a cold suspension. The bottle should be well shaken before use.
The patient is instructed to lie with the affected ear upward for instilling the finafloxacin drops, and the position should be maintained for 60 seconds to facilitate good penetration of the drops into the ear canal.
The process should be repeated if necessary, for the opposite ear.

Missed a Dose?

An additional dose should not be taken if a dose is missed.

What are the warnings and precautions for Finafloxacin?

• Long term use of finafloxacin otic suspension can lead to overgrowth of resistant organisms like yeast and fungi. In such cases the drug needs to be discontinued and take alternative treatment prescribed.

Allergic reactions to finafloxacin otic suspension 0.3% can occur in patients with a history of allergy to finafloxacin or to any other quinolones or to any of the components in this medication. In the case of allergy discontinue the treatment with finafloxacin and alternate treatment should be prescribed.

What are the side effects of Finafloxacin?

Side effects are rare as this medicine is acting locally within the ear
At high doses, these can occur:
Gastrointestinal: Nausea
Others: Ear itching (pruritus)

What are the other precautions for Finafloxacin?

Caution is exercised in case of pregnancy and breastfeeding women.
Caution is needed in case of usage in men, as animal studies proved toxicity for sperm count

What are the storage conditions for Finafloxacin?

Finafloxacin should be stored at 2-25C (36-77F). Do not freeze.

Last Updated : 11/14/2018

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