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Ciprodex Otic Drops
I lost the lid to my child's Ciprodex Otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops - will the ear drops go bad if they sit with no top/lid? Does this affect the quality?
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
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?
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
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
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
Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) suspension for otitis media while pregnant, is this okay?
My 6 month old bub was prescribed kenacomb otic ear drop and keflor anti for his ear infection that he has had for a while will this clear it &howsoon?
I have been prescribed otocomb otic ear drops. The pain in my right ear is almost unbearable now the teeth closest to the ear are numb. Andnonhear?
Unremitting pain: If the treatment isn't effective, either it has not had enough time to be effective or you were misdiagnosed and it's the wrong medicine. Return to your Physician for reevaluation, or seek second opinion with an Otolaryngologist, an ear specialist. ...Read more
My daughter's pediatrician prescribed Oflloxacin Otic Solution 0.3% EAR DROPS to go in my HER EYE! She has had 6 doses! What are the risks? HELP PLEAZ
Otic drops: Ear drops should not be used in the eye and eye drops should not be used in the ears. This is specified on the container. ...Read more
I accidently put neomycin polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic drops in my sons eyes. Flushed with water. What to do now?
Likely ok: If he has not complained of any pain or irritation immediately and you have flushed out the eyes immediately, there is unlikely to be any harm done. Even if there was transient irritation, it would not likely have inflicted any long-lasting problem. ...Read more
1week: Most cases of external otitis would respond within 1 week. Although these drops are efficacious for treatment of middle ear infection, ENT academy does not recommend there use if there is a hole in the ear drum or tubes in place. Neomycin is theoretically oto toxic, although rarely seen. Thank trial lawyers for driving up the price of ear drops. ...Read more
Doctor prescribed "Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic Solution" ear drops for me, but is it normal to have sharp headaches after using them? As well as a slight stinging/burning sensation?
Yes it is normal: Yes it most probably is normal. Continue as prescribed ...Read more
In general: Wouldn't recommend taking expired medications. Are they expired by 10 days or 10 years??? ...Read more
How long do ciprodex ear drops last for if sealed? I was just prescribed this again and it'll be $200 to purchase.
Check expiration: Look for the expiration date on the vial. ...Read more
Doctr prescribed ciprodex ear drops for childs earache and said to use 4drops twice a day for 3 days is that normal because package says to use 7 days?
Check with: Your doctor, s/he may have a logic for prescribing for 3 days only, standard duration is 7 days ...Read more
I put a few drops of rubbing alcohol in my 7 yr olds ear with tubes to dry up water. She cried. Did I do damage? I have ciprodex drops. Can I use them now
It hurt her: Do not put anything in the ear canal ...Read more
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
Fluid in mastoid, have ear tube. Now I start having a mucus clear no smelly discharge put ciprodex drops for 2 weeks. Discharge fluid mastoid?
Ears: Middle ear fluid can drain through the tubes. Since its clear doesn't sound infected. Sometimes the tubes can become a source of infection but then the fluid would turn cloudy ...Read more
Infection granulomas, 3 months in left ear has tubes. Treated w/Ciprodex drops 4x a day 4 past 3 mths w/ no relief. What can I do at home to clear it?
Steroid or removal: The dexamethasone in Ciprodex should help alleviate the granulation tissue surrounding the myringotomy tube. The tympanic membrane (ear drum) is experiencing a chronic inflammatory process due the to foreign body (tube). An oral steroid may also help. If persistent however, the tube may need to be removed. ...Read more
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
I have an ear infection and was given Ciprodex ear drops. When I out them in my ear as I lie on my side and they just sit there.?
Ciprodex: Ciprodex ear drops are treatment for an external ear infection (swimmer's ear) otitis externa. The ear canal is not particularly long and it is blocked off by the tympanic membrane. Therefore the ear drops have most likely made their way down to coat the entire canal and they just filled to the edge of your ear. Use less drops next time. ...Read more
My 2 years old has ear tubes, every time he has a cold, blood and discharge comes out, I use ciprodex drops everytime? Can it be cause by sinus rince
Mgt: Please check his temperature, and see acute care. He may need a course of oral antibiotics. ...Read more
My 10 month old son has an ear infection with tubes and was prescribed an oral antibiotic. Can I use the drops ciprodex as well?
Finished RX ciprodex optic suspension drops 4 ear infection. Ears still hurt. I'm supposed 2 fly 2 Chicago Friday. I'm hesitant 2 fly--should I b?
Outer or middle?: If treatment was just Ciprodex, I am suspecting you had an outer ear infection. Flying would have no affect on this, good or bad, at all. On the other hand, if you had a middle ear infection that has not cleared, pressure changes could be uncomfortable during flight. Find out from doctor which you had, or get rechecked before flying. ...Read more