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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?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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