Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Ciprodex
Generic Name: ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (Pronunciation: sih pro FLOCK sah sin and dex ah MEH thah sone)
What is ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (Ciprodex)?
Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body.
Dexamethasone is a steroid. It is used with ciprofloxacin to reduce inflammation caused by an infection.
Together, ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone are used to treat ear infections.
Ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (Ciprodex)?
Stop using ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor if you experience:
Other less serious side effects may also occur such as ear discomfort or itching or an unusual taste in the mouth. Continue to use the medication and talk to your doctor if these side effects seem excessive or unusual.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (Ciprodex)?
Do not use this medication in the eyes or take it by mouth. Ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic is intended for use in the ears only.
Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface, including the ears or hands. The dropper opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause another infection in the ear.
Notify your doctor if the condition does not improve or appears to worsen.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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