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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ciloxan (Overview)

Ciloxan is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What is ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)?

What is ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)?

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin): Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) is the trade name for the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin eye drop or ointment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
19 doctors shared insights

Ciloxan (Overview)

Ciloxan is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What to do if I have been prescribed eye drops called ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) for an ear infection, why?

What to do if I have been prescribed eye drops called ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) for an ear infection, why?

Not sure: I would talk to the pharmacist to make sure the right medication was dispensed. If the prescription was actually written for eye drops then you need to talk with the prescriber about why. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed eye drops "ciloxan" for an ear infection?

I have been prescribed eye drops "ciloxan" for an ear infection?

Cheaper: Often ear drops cost way more than eye drops. Likely your insurance would not cover the cost of the ear drops so the doctor gave an eye drop. I like ear drops better as they are ph balanced a bit differently but it should be fine to use the eye drops in the ear. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) on a 3 year old child for earache?

Is it possible for me to use ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) on a 3 year old child for earache?

Nope: Don't do it. Have the earache checked out by a doctor to determine the cause. Most earaches in 3 yr olds involve the middle ear, so anything one put in the outer ear canal wouldn't help anyway. Even if the problem is in the outer ear, don't use eye medications in the ear. No shortcut here. Get the proper medicine and use it according to doctor's instructions. Hope the little one feels better soon. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin hydrochloride safe for kids to use for their eyes?

Is ciprofloxacin hydrochloride safe for kids to use for their eyes?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is a common antibiotic used for eye infection in both adults and children. It is safe for the eyes. Pediatricians use oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin sparingly in children because oral has not been well tested in children and studies indicate that oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may lead to joint growth problems as seen in 1 study on doberman puppies. ...Read more

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What are common ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops side effect?

What are common ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops side effect?

Should not have any: noticeable side effects. If your doctor recommended it, ask her/him, so you aren't delaying treatment. Since it's just kept in the ear canal, and you may have some go into your throat area, it should not cause any pain or discomfort, and work quickly. So, ask and report back to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is ciloxan (ciprofloxacin)?

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin): Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) is the trade name for the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin eye drop or ointment. ...Read more

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Would ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ointment helps heal or makes cratched cornea worse?

Would ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ointment helps heal or makes cratched cornea worse?

Slightly slower: Ointments of any kind delay corneal healing of abrasions. Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) can be useful for infection but most scratched corneas are not infected. But the use of a liquid drop rather than an ointment is preferable. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is used to treat many ...Read more