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My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

External otitis: Make sure to keep the drops at the proper temperature. Swirl them gently before applying. If the canal is too full of thick debris for the drops to go in, an ear nose and throat doctor (ENT) can suction out the pus and even place a cotton wick into the ear canal. Usually this is not necessary, but can provide relief for severe infections. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

Ear care: Yes. Your ear pain / infection is gone and your ear canal may need some cleaning. The doctor should check inside your ear and may use a tiny device or a suction to clean the debris. Do not use a Qtip since you may cause more impaction. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. It has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. It has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

Swelling, debris: Persistent swelling vs debris vs earwax vs other more serious problems.
See ENT who will look into ear, likely suction out wax/debris with unblocking. ...Read more

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If ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) has been stored above and below recommend temps can is it safe yo ise.

If ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) has been stored above and below recommend temps can is it safe yo ise.

Med safety: I wouldn't recommend its use in this case. If it was stored does this mean you had it for a prior diagnosis? Perhaps this isn't an instance where its use is appropriate and you may need to get seen and re-prescribed the same or even another medicine. ...Read more

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Is ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) good after expiration?

Is ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) good after expiration?

Yes: Manufacturer is warranting 100% effectiveness until expiration date. There may be a very small/gradual decrease in effectiveness after expiration date. But that is still very significant effectiveness for treating ear infections. Still ok until you get a refill or run out. ...Read more

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Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) suspension for otitis media while pregnant, is this okay?

Should be OK: Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) suspension is often used topically for otitis externa (inflammation of ear canal). ...Read more

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Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??

Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??

Ciprodex in mouth: Greetings. The ciprodex could get into the mouth after applying to the ear canals if your child has a perforation in her ear/s or if she has PE tubes. The drops could travel down the Eustachian tubes into the back of the mouth and throat. Even if directly applied to the mouth, it is a very low dose and will not cause any harmful problems. ...Read more

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15 wks pregnant, ear infection, prescribed Augmentin and Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drop. Pharmacist says ear drop not ok, doctor says I need it. What do I do?

15 wks pregnant, ear infection, prescribed Augmentin and Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drop. Pharmacist says ear drop not ok, doctor says I need it. What do I do?

Ear drop is fine: Topical meds like ear drops cannot get into your blood and do anything to the fetus. If the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was in an oral medication it would not be okay, but your eardrops are fine. ...Read more

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How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

Usually by mouth: Available in both tablet & liquid form. Occasionally given intravenously for patients who can or should not take anything by mouth. ...Read more

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Can I crush my medications since I'm unable to swallow such as Paxil, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and others?

Can I crush my medications since I'm unable to swallow such as Paxil, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and others?

Some of them: Yes you can crush some medicines. As a general rule you cannot crush any capsules nor should you crush any pills which are extended release, sustained release or timed release eg. Meds which are "XR" or "CR" etc. So it is better to ask your doc or look up online on sites like webmd ...Read more

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Bladder infection how long will symtoms last after having taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) medication for 5 days?

Bladder infection how long will symtoms last after having taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) medication for 5 days?

Shouldn't: The symptoms should be resolving after 5 days. Call your physician and let him know, as he may want to change to another antibiotic,
ask about Pyridium (phenazopyridine) as well. ...Read more

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Is the medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) still effective if its 3 years outdated?

Is the medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) still effective if its 3 years outdated?

Call the pharmacist.: I'm guessing you have found some Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with an "expired" date on the label. Check with the pharmacist to see how much lee-way you have here. If the medication is really too old, you won't do yourself any favor by taking it. Worst case: you may help bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic. Flush your system out with water as you make your call! ...Read more

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I am on domperidone for motility. Is it safe to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) with this medication?

I am on domperidone for motility. Is it safe to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) with this medication?

Not Available in USA: This drug is not available in usa, but I see no reason why you can not safely take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with this medication. But wherever you are, check with your prescribing doctor if it is ok to take to be sure. ...Read more

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What medication is best to take for prostate infection when you can't take cipro?

What medication is best to take for prostate infection when you can't take cipro?

Depends: Depends on Bacterial Organism causing prostate infection. Bactrim is commonly used, but it would not be effective if prostatitis is due to a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

Epididymitis infec-: Tion. Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Consider using natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract and/or colloidal silver. A natural doc or practitioner can guide you in the use of those things. Peace and good health. Probiotics are helpful w/antibiotics but get multiple strain ones, not one or two strains w/high numbers. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in medications can I take an antibiotic that's called Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin, prescribed by a Nurse practitioner? She knows my history

If I'm allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in medications can I take an antibiotic that's called Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin, prescribed by a Nurse practitioner? She knows my history

I think you know: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is brand name for ciprofloxin. They are the same thing. What is the nature of your allergy? What happened last time you used it? What is the reason for an antibiotic now? Are you SURE you will benefit from it? If you are allergic to it, you will be sorry if you take it again. 70% of antibiotic prescriptions are not appropriate. If you are allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin), you may be allergic to all fluoroq ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and is it safe to take these other medications?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): You do not say what other medications you are taking. Please specify and we will be happy to comment. ...Read more

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Can medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Can medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Possible: Common side effects of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and rash, but cramping can be possible, although rarer. ...Read more

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Which medication has least side effects Bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin)? I am a seizure risk and taking cymbalta. I need something for a UTI.

In general, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Would be used before Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Bladder infections. Both are tolerated well, but Bactrim is easier on the kidney. However in Males, the risk of a bladder infection is actually lower than that of a prostate infection and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in that case is preferred. Neither of these will cover ANY STDs-note symptoms are very similar. Your Doctor will decide depending on your symptoms, tests and Cultures. ...Read more

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What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?

What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: Well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you don't specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more

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Cipro Hc Otic (Definition)

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