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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution
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?
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, 0.3 as base was prescribed to my 10 year old this summer for ear infection (possible swimmers ear). Why are there so many contradictory responses regarding this medicine. I know it depends on the type of ea
Do not use it.: This class of medications is not approved for pediatric patients if safer antibiotics are available. A single oral dose of the fluoroqunalones may disable. Prescribing an ophthalmic preparation for otic (ear) purposes is inappropriate. The best treatment for swimmers ear is acidifying the ear canal to kill off the yeast and restore normal flora, like Domeboro solution, which is OTC. ...Read more
Need to be older: than 16 to post questions, and you can ask your pediatrician too. ...Read more
Doubtful: Expiration dates are labeled to assure potentcy ; efficacy of medications. They are there for a reason. ...Read more
Ask your vet: Possibly, but it definitely makes a difference what you are trying to treat. ...Read more
Ciprofloxacin: There are many possible side effects. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ciprofloxacin-side-effects.html ...Read more
Doc prescribed Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride for an infection, reading possible side effects.
How is this helping me, seems it could cause more issues?
Ask for alternative: Few doctors understand how commonly Cipro & related drugs cause serious side effects. While most folks do OK with them, a surprisingly high percentage experience debilitating long term toxicity. Thus, I only prescribe them for serious infections when there are no other antibioitcs that would help. Almost always there are safer choices.Ask your doc for a diff. med. See https://tinyurl.com/mzt7798 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ciprofloxacin is a common antibiotic used for eye infection in both adults and children. It is safe for the eyes. Pediatricians use oral Ciprofloxacin sparingly in children because oral has not been well tested in children and studies indicate that oral Cipro may lead to joint growth problems as seen in 1 study on doberman puppies. ...Read more
Ok: If you feel ok, should be fine. The fluoroquinolones with prolonged therapy can cause tendon issues but short courses shouldn't be an issue. ...Read more
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