Can ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) be used in the ear?

Yes. Yes, I use it all the time in patients with ear infections with or without ear tubes or holes in their ear drums.

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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...

What are common ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops side effect?

Should not have any. noticeable side effects. If your doctor recommended it, ask her/him, so you aren't delaying treatment. Since it's just kept in the ear canal, and you may have some go into your throat area, it should not cause any pain or discomfort, and work quickly. So, ask and report back to your doctor. 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...

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...