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Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more


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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: In the usual dose for this eyedrop, there is little systemic absorption. In the sensitive, tobramycin can lead to ototoxicity but this occurs with high systemic dosage. ...Read more

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Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: Zylet does contain tobramycin which can be ototoxic in high dose systemic drug administration. The systemic absorption of Zylet in the usual prescribed amounts is miniscule and ototoxicity has not been reported for this. ...Read more

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Cosopt eye drops effects?

Cosopt eye drops effects?

Eye pressure drop: This is a combination product of two generally effective agents that lower eye pressure. It is now available in a generic form. Your ophthalmologist (you are seeing a real doctor - an md?) prescribed this to treat your glaucoma and hopefully it is having the desired effect. ...Read more

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Ofloxacin eye drops for ear infection?

Ofloxacin eye drops for ear infection?

OK: Can't put non-ophthalmic (/-eye) safe meds into eye, but can put eye-safe meds elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can I take alrex (loteprednol) eye drops w/ contacts?

Yes: The concentration of steroid in alex is very low, will not precipitate on the lens nor shorten the lens life, nor should it cause any problems with the eyes under the lens in the concentration found in alrex (loteprednol). ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ofloxacin (exocin) eye drops instead of ofloxacin ear drops?

Is it okay to take ofloxacin (exocin) eye drops instead of ofloxacin ear drops?

Yes: We frequently prescribe eye drops for use in the ear if the ear drop is not available. Don't try using an ear drop in the eye though. ...Read more

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How is n-acetylcarnosine eye drops in treating eye drops?

How is n-acetylcarnosine eye drops in treating eye drops?

N-acetylcarnosine: N-acetylcarnosine eye drops have been proposed as a treatment to reverse cataracts. Russian investigators have published studies purporting it's effectiveness. Unfortunately, their studies are considered biased and the positive effects reported have not been confirmed by other investigators. ...Read more

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Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops hurt?

Should not: Hold the bottle in the palm of your hand for 3 minutes to warm it up before you apply the drops. If the drops hurt every time you apply them, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling when used, possible mildly blurred vision, redness of the eyes after use. These are all fairly rare with patenol, in my experience. ...Read more

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Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Depends: This depends upon what you mean is 'mild'. Flarex (fluorometholone) drops are a steroid less potent than some others. This means its primary effect is not the strongest and it s incidence of side effects is lower than the strong ones. It is a useful drop which your ophthalmologist no doubt has prescribed for good reasons. ...Read more

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Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

It can: Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Glaucoma --should I use pilocarpine eye drops?

Glaucoma --should I use pilocarpine eye drops?

It depends.: Pilocarpine is still rarely used to treat some types of glaucoma. There are many newer drops that have a better side effect profile. Eye doctors tend to use these instead. ...Read more

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Eye drops how long should you take ciprofloxacin for pinkeye?

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how long should you take ciprofloxacin for pinkeye?

7 days: Per drug insert for bacterial conjunctivitis the recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis is one or two drops instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every two hours while awake for two days and one or two drops every four hours while awake for the next five days. ...Read more

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Can I go to work even if my eyes haven't completely cleared up after a few days on cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops?

Can I go to work even if my eyes haven't completely cleared up after a few days on cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops?

It depends...: i'm what your diagnosis was. If your doctor told you that it was contagious then I would recommend not going back to work until all redness clears. However if the condition is not something that can easily spread to others, it is likely that you can return. It is best to consult with your doctor if you have a question about returning. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use clear eyes along with cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops?

Is it ok to use clear eyes along  with cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops?

Yes: You can use both, just put the antibiotics in first and wait 1 minute before applying the artificial tears. ...Read more

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Can ciprofloxacin hydrochloride eye drops be used for cats?

Can ciprofloxacin hydrochloride eye drops be used for cats?

Ask your vet: Possibly, but it definitely makes a difference what you are trying to treat. ...Read more

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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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My 4 year old had pink eye and was put on ciprofloxacin drops; can I use the same one my 2 year old?

PROBABLY OK: In the past oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was contraindicated in children but more recent studies have shown no adverse effects on joints/cartilage. The only issue with sharing an eye drop is contamination of the bottle, so do not touch the bottle to anything. Hope the kids are better soon! ...Read more

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Will ciprofloxacin, in eye drop form, effect my implanon? I have an "eye cold" and am on eye drop anitbiotics.

Will ciprofloxacin, in eye drop form, effect my implanon? I have an "eye cold" and am on eye drop anitbiotics.

Ciprofloxacin : Ciprofloxacin eye drops have very little systemic absorption, so they should not effect your implanon. Good question, though. ...Read more

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Using ciloxan, (ciprofloxacin) natural tear drop and eye ointment but now bith eye are infected with the bacteria

Using ciloxan, (ciprofloxacin) natural tear drop and eye ointment but now bith eye are infected with the bacteria

Probably viral: Most bacterial infections are in one eye only. Viral commonly spreads to the other eye. Viral does not respond to ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) which can prevent secondary infection but your natural immunity is the best defense against viral. Check with your ophthalmologist to be sure that is the problem if you feel it is getting worse. ...Read more

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Can you use adult ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 3.5mg 0.3% as base safely on an 18 month old? If so, how many drops in eye per day?

Drops are ok: Ciprodex systemically can cause some bone growth problems. Another antibiotic that is perhaps without these possible side effects is polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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Which eye antibiotic drop is better? I know each one has it's own class, but generally which is stronger polymyxin & Trimethoprim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

All depends which: bug or bacteria you are trying to kill. That is the more important question. Otherwise you are building resistance to SUPER BUGS, and when you need to use a 'strong' antibiotic, it just won't work anymore. In that case, it becomes a weak antibiotic. Ask your doctor what you are treating to find out the bacteria in question. Then, answer it that way! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops safe after cataract surgery on 71 year old? Along with steroid drops? Is it ok not to use drops and not tell doc?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops safe after cataract surgery on 71 year old? Along with steroid drops? Is it ok not to use drops and not tell doc?

Yes and mo: Yes it is safe to use both drops.and no it is not OK not to tell the doctor . If you have an infection after surgery for any reason then it could be a disaster . Your doctor have done a thousands of these operations and he prescribed all these medicines for a reason follow your doctor instructions ...Read more

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I have itching in my ear and I'm not sure if I may have an ear infection or not. I do have cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops on hand. Can I use for my ear?

I have itching in my ear and I'm not sure if I may have an ear infection or not. I do have cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops on hand. Can I use for my ear?

Not advisable: Generally its not good to use antibiotics unless infection is confirmed. Itching could be from the eustachian tube which opens in the throat. Drops cannot reach the middle ear. Also maybe its just wax. ...Read more

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Can ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solutions be used to treat an eye stye?

Can ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solutions be used to treat an eye stye?

Add hot compresses: Yes, but it is overkill. Bacterial resistance typically develops with this drug. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution used for pink eye?

Is ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution used for pink eye?

Yes: This would be effective for bacterial conjunctivitis. However conjunctivitis will get better whether you treat it or not. ...Read more

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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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How long until i see results from taking ciprofloxacin for pink eye?

How long until i see results from taking ciprofloxacin for pink eye?

48-72 hours: Most "pink eye" is viral, not bacterial and will run its course in anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks. There is no approved medication for viral conjunctivitis. However, if the "pink eye" to which you refer is truly bacterial and the organism is susceptible to ciprofloxacin, you might expect improvement to begin in 48-72 hours. ...Read more

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