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Can i use ciprodex in my dogs ear

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
3x's/d for 5-7d: If you have a draining ear, you can you Ciprodex 3 drops 3x's per day for 5-7 days. If the drainage persists, see a physician.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Antibiotic: The Ciprodex is intended to deliver an antibiotic and steroid directly to an infected ear. It really is not meant to help an ear drain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 51 years experience
You can, but...: ...It may not be as effective beyond the expiration date. Best to get a new rx if needed and suggested by your physician.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: yes, they can. I would urge you to exercise caution with the Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) drops. If a tube is in the ear or the eardrum is p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear drops: Would not use together. Will reduce efficacy of ciprodex. Take some ibuprofen and apply warm compress to ear. Soft diet to decrease TMJ pressure on ea... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Check with : your doctor, s/he may have a logic for prescribing for 3 days only, standard duration is 7 days
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Shouldn't: For otitis externsa (ear canal infection also called swimmer's ear). One 7 day course usually enough, if not get ear canals cleaned out before start... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Only works if...: Ciprodex can only work for an ear infection if it is an outer ear infection (in the ear canal), if your eardrum perforated, or if you have ear tubes i... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Improvement is rapid: If infection is a true cause of symptoms, then some improvement should be noticed within days with more complete resolution in 5-10days.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes except....: I've treated a lot of people for middle ear infections that thought they had swimmers ear. If you have enough drops left for full course then yo... Read More

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