Ciprodex - Antibiotic and Steroid Treatment for Ear Infections

Ciprodex is an antibiotic and steroid combination medication used to treat ear infections, including acute otitis externa, in both adults and children.
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Drug
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Available by prescription
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Ciprodex FAQ


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What is Ciprodex used for?

Ciprodex is used in adults and children 6 months of age or older to treat certain types of infections caused by certain germs called bacteria. These bacterial infections include:

How do I use Ciprodex?

Use CIPRODEX exactly as your doctor tells you to. CIPRODEX is for use in the ear only (otic use). Do not use CIPRODEX in the eye or inject CIPRODEX. Apply 4 drops of CIPRODEX into the affected ear 2 times a day for 7 days. Do not stop using CIPRODEX unless your doctor tells you to, even if your symptoms improve.

What is Ciprodex otic?

READ BEFORE USE. What is CIPRODEX® Otic? CIPRODEX® Otic is an antibiotic/steroid combination product in a sterile suspension used to treat: • Middle Ear Infection with Drainage Through a Tube in Children 6 months and older: A middle ear infection is a bacterial infection behind the eardrum.

How long should I take Ciprodex?

Use Ciprodex for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have new symptoms.

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