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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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

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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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?

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

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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

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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

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How long should I take eye drops if I have pink eye?

How long should I take eye drops if I have pink eye?

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

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How long does it take to get rid of pink eye?

How long does it take to get rid of pink eye?

Depends: Viral-- up to a couple of weeks. Bacterial-- a couple of days if treated allergic-- can be chronic. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Cipro (Definition)

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