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Eye Drops 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
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
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
Yes: Yes, that is a common treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pink eye: Treat pink eye for at least 5 days. ...Read more
Follow doc instructi: Depends on which eyedrops that your doctor gave, be sure to follow what is recommeded-5 to 7 days and followed up if not resolved. ...Read more
I'm on the third day of using antibiotic eye drops for pink eye and it still looks horrible. Normal to take this long to get better?
Yes.: Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or she prescribes you will be well in 48 hrs and the dr. Becomes a hero. Stick with the original doctor call him and let him know how you are progressing. ...Read more
I have a five month old whom has pink eye. I have ciprofloxacin hydrocholride solution 0.3% (brand new, never used) can I use this for the baby?
See doctor first: You can, but it is more important to find out why a 5 month old has conjuctivitis. There may be an underlying problem present that should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
My baby was given ciprofloxacin for pink eye two weeks ago. This week there was an outbreak of pink eye at her day care and it ooks like the discharge?
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) in young children usually is caused by viruses. If the same virus is circulating among kids in her day care, she probably is immune to reinfection. However, if bacterial, she could catch it again. But there is nothing to do for now. If your baby develops new pink-eye, contact the pediatrician's office right away for possible re-treatment. ...Read more
Can you put ciprofloxacin opth prescribed for pink eye (.3%) in my ear? My outer ear is very irritated and possibly an infection.
Opthal med in ear:
Your eye medications aren't made for your ears and certainly not the outer ear.
Furthermore, you don't know if the outer ear has a bacterial infection or not (antibiotics only work on bacteria, not on viruses).
What you are proposing is not recommended. Please see your primary medical doctor for a careful evaluation. ...Read more
I’ve got pink eye and have been putting in eye drops for four days now. It is getting worse what can I take to help with the swelling?
Try a different med: Typically you should be seeing an improvement by four days of treatment. If it is continuing to worsen go back to the prescribing physician for consideration of different eye drops. Controlling the swelling is secondary to treating the infection appropriately. ...Read more
How long will my eye remain red after starting eyedrops for pink eye? Started drops 2 days ago and my eye still is quite red.
A week or less:
Drops do not significantly alter the course of pink eye, which does not need treatment. It gets better on its own. Most cases resolve within a week.
If your eye does not get better, see an eye md. ...Read more
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
No: Drops sitting in your cabinet start to go bad within 30 days of opening them. What is the medication? If the pink eye is viral, then an antibiotic won't treat it. If it was artificial tears for comfort, then probably ok, but you could potentially infect yourself with a dormant virus. ...Read more
Ask your vet: Possibly, but it definitely makes a difference what you are trying to treat. ...Read more
None: Pink eye is viral or bacterial. The screen shot from wills eye manual reveals recommended antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis, tobramycin (aminoglycoside) not there. Viral conjuctivitis usually not serious and antibacterials not useful. The antibiotic tobramycin is not the recommended to treat the most common bacteria to infect the eye, strep and staph (gram positive). ...Read more
I got pinkeye on thursday, started using the eye drops I got from the doctor the same day. When will it go away?
4-10 days: It will get better in 4-10 days whether you treat it or not. ...Read more
Which is a stronger antibiotic eye drop? Tobramycin eye drops or Cypro (Ciprofloxacin) eye drops?
Depends on the infec: Either one depends on what the infection is and what anabiotic it is sensitive to. ...Read more
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
Define "help": Clear eye drops can provide some comfort to the eye irritation that accompanies pinkeye. They do not kill the germs causing it, but could have some benefit. Since some pinkeye is just viral many of the antibiotic drops prescribed for the problem have no more effect than clear eye drops. ...Read more
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