Generic Ciprodex Otic is an antibiotic solution designed to counteract ear infection caused by pathogenic bacteria. The medicine contains two active drugs viz. Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone. The primary chief ingredient is Ciprofloxacin, which is an antibiotic drug. The second one is Dexamethasone; an effective steroid used to suppress inflammation resulting from of infection. Generic Ciprodex Otic is commonly present in an eardrop form and is used to treat infection of the ear efficiently.
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Generic Ciprodex Otic (Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone) contains broad-spectrum antibacterial components and anti-inflammatory corticosteroid. Every ml of the medicine contains ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, dexamethasone 1mg and benzalkonium chloride (a preservative) 0.1 mg. The medicine contains some inactive ingredients, which are hydrogen borate, common salt (halite), hydroxyethyl ether, tyloxapol, ethanoic acid, sodium ethanoate, edetic acid, and purified water. Ciprofloxacin the primary ingredient of the medicine is chemically denoted as 1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-3-qui nolinecarboxylic acid. Its formula is C17H18FN3O3·HCl·H2O.
Ciprofloxacin is a bactericidal drug that looks after destroying the pathogenic bacteria by acting on the cellular level of microbes. On the other hand, Dexamethasone is a steroidal drug that decreases inflammation and its signs, such as pain, swelling, and redness.
Use Generic Ciprodex Otic (Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone) as instructed by your doctor.
In case if there is any doubt about dosage, clarify it before using the medicine.
Also, avoid using the drug for longer time than what is suggested by your doctor. Tampering with the dosage may lead to health complications.
To use the medicine, warm the solution by holding it in your palm for around 2 minutes. Dripping cold solution into the ear may lead to dizziness.
Whenever possible ask another person to instil this eardrop. Try holding the earlobe gently backwards-down (in children) and backwards-up (in adults) to allow the solution flow easily through ear canal.
Shake the Generic Ciprodex Otic bottle gently before administering.
Ensure that you do not take additional drops than recommended to you by your doctor.
Stay in the position with tilted head for a minute to allow medicine go through the ear properly.
People with ear tubes who are prescribed this medicine should gently press their tragus in pumping motion for around 5 times after taking drops of the medicine.
The medicine is generally suggested to be taken two times a day with interval of 12 hours. Seek instructions from your doctor for individualized dosage schedule.
Generic Ciprodex Otic should be kept carefully, ensure to cap it appropriately.
Generic Ciprodex Otic is used only for ear infections caused by pathogenic bacteria; hence, it should not be used in viral or fungal infections, like herpes.
This liquid-based medication is intended for use in ears only.
If you have or have had medical issue, talk with the doctor before using this eardrop.
Store this medicine away from children.
Keep this otic medicine at room temperature and away from direct heat or sunlight.
Generic Ciprodex Otic (Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone) is only for otic use. Other modes of administration are not permitted and should be strictly avoided.
Do not contaminate the tip of the pipette with material in the ear as it may possibly prevent the infection from healing or lead to recurrent infection.
Discontinue the medicine if you experience any skin anomalies or allergic reactions.
If you have missed a dose, ask your doctor whether you can take it within how much time from the missed schedule. Also, ask whether you need to double the number of drops that you take, to compensate for the missed dosage.
Ensure that you do not have allergy to any of the components in Generic Ciprodex Otic.
Medical practitioners often prescribe Generic Ciprodex Otic for seven days. Therefore, it is advisable to use this eardrop after having a word with the medical professional, especially for proper directions and exact duration of therapy.
Probable Side Effects
Burning or irritation of ear(s)
Metallic taste in mouth
These are few common mild side effects of Generic Ciprodex Otic. If they occur with increased intensity, consult your physician for medical assistance.
Generic Ciprodex Otic rarely interacts with oral therapeutic drugs. In fact, drug interaction researches have been not conducted with this eardrop.
This solution-based medicine is contraindicated in people who are allergic to Ciprofloxacin. Generic Ciprodex Otic is not recommended for herpes simplex infection of ear and other viral/fungal infections.