Ciprofloxacin Otic

Ciprofloxacin otic solution (Cetraxal) and ciprofloxacin otic suspension (Otiprio) are used to treat outer ear infections in adults and children. Ciprofloxacin otic suspension (Otiprio) is also used in children during ear tube placement surgery to prevent infection or ear drainage. Ciprofloxacin otic is in a class of medications called quinolone antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infection.

🔔 How should this medicine be used?

Ciprofloxacin otic (Cetrexal) comes as a solution (liquid) to place into the ear. It is usually used twice a day for 7 days. Use ciprofloxacin otic solution at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use ciprofloxacin otic exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Ciprofloxacin otic (Otiprio) also comes as a suspension (liquid) to be placed into the ear by a doctor or nurse in a doctor’s office or other medical facility. Ciprofloxacin otic suspension (Otiprio) is usually given as a single dose.

Ciprofloxacin otic is only for use in the ears. Do not use in the eyes.

You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment of out ear infections with ciprofloxacin otic. If your symptoms do not improve after one week or get worse, call your doctor. Also, call your doctor if you have ear pain, continuous ear discharge, or fever following use during ear tube surgery.

Ciprofloxacin otic (Cetrexal) ear drops come in single-use containers (small bottles to be used for one dose). Use the liquid from the container immediately after opening, and throw away the container when you are finished. Use ciprofloxacin otic ear drops until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. If you stop using ciprofloxacin otic too soon or skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.

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To use the eardrops, follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. Hold the container in your hand for at least 1 minute to warm the solution.
  3. Twist off the top of the container.
  4. Lie down with the affected ear upward.
  5. Place the entire contents of the container into your ear.
  6. Remain lying down with the affected ear upward for at least 60 seconds.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 for the opposite ear if necessary.
  8. Throw away the empty container(s) in a trash can.
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Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient.