Tarivid is a brand medication that contains Ofloxacin, which belongs to a class of medications called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by inhibiting DNA replications to destroy bacteria. Tarivid is a topical antibiotic preparation that is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis and otitis media.
Tarivid is available as eye drops, eye ointment and ear drops. Wash your hands before and after applying.
For otitis media
instil 6-10 drops into the affected ear twice daily. Leave for approximately 10 min. The dosage is reduced for children and depending on the severity of the infection.
For bacterial conjunctivitis
Apply 1 drop to the affected eye(s) three times a day. For eye ointment apply to the affected eye(s) three times a day.
Common side effects of Tarivid include eye-stinging, blurred vision, ear discomfort and local skin irritation.
Common dosing schedule:
Apply every 6-8 hours at the same time every day.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Tarivid may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Tarivid is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Tarivid in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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