Ciprofloxacin/Dexamethasone Drug Information
If you have a bacterial ear infection, your healthcare provider may prescribe ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone (Ciprodex®). This medication is specifically approved for treating middle ear infections (acute otitis media) in children with ear tubes; it is also used for outer ear infections (otitis externa, or more commonly "swimmer's ear") in both children and adults.
To help ensure a safe treatment process with this drug, make sure to review the prescribing information for ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone before using these ear drops. For instance, this medicine may not be safe for use in people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for those who have certain allergies.
Although most people do not have any problems while using ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone, side effects can occur and may include ear pain, discomfort, and itching. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
(Click Ciprofloxacin/Dexamethasone for more information on this drug. This article covers how this medication works, discusses dosing guidelines, and explains why these ear drops may not be the best choice for some people.)