Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Brand name: Floxin Generic name: Ofloxacin Why is Floxin prescribed? Floxin is an antibiotic. Floxin tablets have been used effectively to treat lower respiratory tract infections, including chronic bronchitis and pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases (except syphilis), pelvic nflammatory disease, and infections of the urinary tract, prostate gland, and skin. Floxin Otic solution is used to treat ear infections. Floxin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.