More Info on Ciprofloxacin/Hydrocortisone Indications

How Does Ciprofloxacin/Hydrocortisone Work?

As mentioned, ciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone contains a combination of ciprofloxacin and hydrocortisone. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic medication that belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. Fluoroquinolones interfere with a bacterial enzyme called DNA gyrase, which is needed by the bacteria to make DNA. Bacteria need to make DNA in order to multiply.
 
Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works to reduce inflammation and suppress the body's natural immune response to infection.
 

Can Children Use It?

Ciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone can be used in children as young as one year old. This medication is not approved for use in children younger than one year, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

Yes, older adults can use ciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone. They appear to respond to and tolerate this medication as well as younger age groups.
 

Is Ciprofloxacin/Hydrocortisone Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than outer ear infections. This is referred to as an "off-label" use. Using ciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone to treat otitis media (a middle ear infection) would be considered an off-label use.
 
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