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Is it ok to use ciprodex after it has expired?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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Is ciprodex effective after the expiration date?

Not sure: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more

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What would happe if ciprodex gets in eyes?

What would happe if ciprodex gets in eyes?

Rinse out: If you do Ciprodex in the eye, you should just rinse it out. It should not cause any significant problems. If you experience pain, decreased vision, or other problems, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Ciprodex drops after they expire and will they work?

In general: Wouldn't recommend taking expired medications. Are they expired by 10 days or 10 years??? ...Read more

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How often should I instill ciprodex for ear?

How often should I instill ciprodex for ear?

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. ...Read more

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Can you take ciprodex and ofloxacin together?

Can you take ciprodex and ofloxacin together?

Duplicate therapy: Both have the same mechanism of action. Do not take together unless prescribed by your doctor. In this case, I can't think of a reason to use both medications concurrently. ...Read more

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Can I take expired ciprodex for my ear?

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. ...Read more

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Will ciprodex help an ear to drain?

Will ciprodex help an ear to drain?

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. ...Read more

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Can you mix ibuprofen with ciprodex?

Can you mix ibuprofen with ciprodex?

Medications: There is no reason you can't take both the Ibuprofen and the ear drop. Feel, better. ...Read more

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Can fluoroquinolones (ciprodex) cause als? Is there a connection between those two? I'm very worried.

Can fluoroquinolones (ciprodex) cause als? Is there a connection between those two? I'm very worried.

Unlikely: Extremely unlikely and probably impossible to prove even if true since this is a rare disease. ...Read more

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Is Ciprodex otic use safe when breastfeeding?

Is Ciprodex otic use safe when breastfeeding?

Ciprodex otic safe: According to Lactmed, "maternal use of an ear drop or eye drop that contains ciprofloxacin presents negligible risk for the nursing infant." The dex in ciprodex is dexamethasone, it is also negligible risk for the breastfeeding infant due to small dosage of medication. Ciprodex is safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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If I putting ciprodex and after an hour can I use debrox earwax removal?

If I putting ciprodex and after an hour can I use debrox earwax removal?

Not necessary: Ciprodex is an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory ear drop for an infection in the ear canal, usually swimmers ear, and will in itself, soften cerumen. Diluting it with debrox, a wax softener may decrease the possibility of treating the ear canal infection efficiently. ...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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Can auro ear drops for pain and ciprodex ear drops be used together?

Can auro ear drops for pain and ciprodex ear drops be used together?

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 perforated, those drops are not advisable as they could cause hearing loss. If neither of those conditions are present, then proceed. ...Read more

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Do you know if auro ear drops for pain and ciprodex ear drops can be used together?

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 ear canal. ...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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Had swimmers ear last month, have again. Ciprodex $50. Have a lot left from last time - bottle never touched ear. Not expired. Safe to use?

Had swimmers ear last month, have again. Ciprodex $50. Have a lot left from last time - bottle never touched ear. Not expired. Safe to use?

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 you can try it but don't under treat. Keep ears dry during showers and no swimming until it clears up. If not improving in 2-3 days see your doctor to confirm diagnosis. And possible ear culture. If in doubt of diagnosis, see doc first before treatment. ...Read more

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Pea size hard yellow spot on back of pharnyx No pain, non removable, on ciprodex, and Flagyl for diverticu. Esophogeal ca 4 yrs ago. Same as yesterday?

Pea size hard yellow spot on back of pharnyx No pain, non removable, on ciprodex, and Flagyl for diverticu. Esophogeal ca 4 yrs ago. Same as yesterday?

Get evaluated: With your prior history you need to be evaluated as soon a possible. Schedule an appointment with your ENT as possible. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a severe ear infection and using ciprodex but it seems to not get better?

I have a severe ear infection and using ciprodex but it seems to not get better?

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 in. Otherwise the topical drops can't penetrate into the area of the infection if it's in the middle ear. Even with those things, you may need an oral antibiotic as well. Call your doc back and ask. ...Read more

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How long should it take for ear infection to go away when treated with bacrium and ciprodex drops?

How long should it take for ear infection to go away when treated with bacrium and ciprodex drops?

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. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old male. I have an ear infection. I have some 7.5ml "ciprodex" ear drops. Can I take them past expiration? The expiration was may 2009.

I am a 16 year old male. I have an ear infection. I have some 7.5ml "ciprodex" ear drops. Can I take them past expiration? The expiration was may 2009.

The: The reason drugs have expiration dates relate to the stability of the medication over time and the possible loss of potency among other things. 3 years is too long, and while it may not harm you, you would be better off getting a new prescription to treat your infection optimally. This will require a physician prescription and usually evaluation which is a better idea than treating yourself. ...Read more