Finafloxacin is an antibiotic used for treating acute ear infection (otitis externa) caused by virulent organisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
Finafloxacin ear drops are used to treat acute external ear infection caused by virulent organisms like Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
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
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
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.
An additional dose should not be taken if a dose is missed.
• 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.
Side effects are rare as this medicine is acting locally within the ear
At high doses, these can occur:
Others: Ear itching (pruritus)
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
Finafloxacin should be stored at 2-25°C (36-77°F). Do not freeze.