ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (Ciprodex)?
Do not use ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic without first talking to your doctor if you have had a previous allergic reaction to it or to another similar oral or topical medication such as:
You may not be able to use ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic passes into breast milk. Do not use ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic (Ciprodex)?
Use ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
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.
In general, ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic should be used as follows:
Ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone ear drops are usually used twice a day, about 12 hours apart. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Use all of the medication that has been prescribed. Symptoms may begin to improve before the condition is completely treated. If you do not use all of the medication prescribed, the condition could return or worsen.
It is important to use ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic regularly to get the most benefit.
Notify your doctor if the condition does not improve or appears to worsen.
Avoid getting water inside of the affected ear(s) during treatment with ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone. Care should be used while bathing and swimming may not be recommended. Talk to your healthcare provider.
Store ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and direct light. Keep the bottle properly capped.
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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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