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Generical name: finafloxacin otic suspension
Approval date: December 17, 2014
Company: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Treatment for: acute otitis externa

What is Xtoro?

Xtoro can be described as an antibiotic that fights against bacteria.It's used to treat conditions that affect the ear's outer canal. This kind of ear infection is often called "swimmer's ear."It can additionally be prescribed for additional uses that are not mentioned in this guideline.


This medication is for you if you have an allergy to finafloxacin or any of the other antibiotics in quinolones.Do not get this medication in your eyes, mouth, or on your skin. If it does end up in these areas, clean it out with water.Take this medication for the entire prescribed duration. The symptoms could get better before the infection is completely gone. Consult your physician if the condition doesn't improve following treatments or if your symptoms start to get worse.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to finafloxacin or any similar quinolone-based antibiotic.FDA pregnant category C. It isn't known whether the ear drops of finafloxacin can harm an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while receiving treatment.It isn't known if finafloxacin can be found in the milk of a nursing baby or whether it can harm the infant. Do not take this medicine without telling your physician whether you breastfeed babies.

How to take Xtoro?

Make sure you use this medication as directed by your doctor. Avoid using the medication in greater quantities or for a longer duration than is recommended. Follow the instructions on the prescription label.Otic medicines are intended for use exclusively in the ear. Don't take the medication or apply it directly to the skin.Cleanse your hands prior to applying this medication.

Before you use the medicine, make sure to warm the container by putting it between your fingers for at least a minute. Utilising ear drops in cold temperatures can create dizziness if you put the medication in your ear.To apply the drops, you must lie down with your ears facing upward. Then, gently pull back your ear, opening the canal of your ear. If you're giving this medicine to a child, push down on the earlobes to make the ear canal more open. Inject the prescribed amount of droplets into your ear. Then rest for at least a second longer.If you're trying to treat both ears, you can repeat these steps for the other ear.Xtoro is recommended to be taken two times a day for seven months, until the physician advises not to. The doses should be scheduled at 12 hours between each dose.Take this medication for the entire duration of the prescription. The symptoms could improve prior to the infection being completely gone. Consult your physician if the condition doesn't improve following treatments or if your symptoms start to get worse.Avoid using this medication for more than the recommended time period. The prolonged use of this medication can result in an increase in non-susceptible bacteria.The medication should be stored between 2 and 25 degC (36 degF between 77 and 36 degF) . Don't freeze it.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilise the dose you missed when you remember. If it's getting close to time for you to take your next dose, wait until the time comes to take the medication and avoid the dose you missed. Do not take extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Contact emergency medical assistance in the event that you believe you've taken too much of this medication. It is unlikely to cause life-threatening effects.

What should be avoided?

Do not get this medication in your eyes, mouth, or on your skin. If it gets into one of these areas, clean it out with water.

Side effects of Xtoro

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the signs that indicate an allergic reaction, trouble breathing; hives; and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.Stop taking this medication and contact your doctor immediately if you are experiencing an adverse reaction that is serious, like:

  • The very first sign of a itchy rash on the skin, no matter how small.

The less serious side effects could be:

  • Itching, pain, or mild irritation after applying the drops in the ear;

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that any other medication you consume orally can affect the medication you use in your ears. There are many medications that interfere with one another. Discuss with your doctor all of your prescription and over-the-counter medicines, such as minerals, vitamins, and herbal products, as well as medications prescribed by your doctor. Don't start a new medicine without consulting your physician.