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Doctor insights on: Ciprodex Otic Drops

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

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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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?

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?

Ear infection: Most ear infections (85%) are viral in a child who has been vaccinated but having commenced antibiotics please complete the regimen - it will tke about 4 days to feel better. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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I accidently put neomycin polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic drops in my sons eyes. Flushed with water. What to do now?

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

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How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

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

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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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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?

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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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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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?

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

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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

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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

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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.?

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

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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?

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