Medications


Ciprofloxacin otic suspension

What is this medicine?

CIPROFLOXACIN (sip roe FLOX a sin) is used to treat ear infections during tympanostomy tube (ear tube) placement.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into the ear. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 months for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • burning, itching, and redness

  • ear pain that gets worse

  • fever

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • drainage from the ear

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other ear products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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