Ciprofloxacin (Into the middle ear)
Antibiotic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Ciprofloxacin ear suspension is used to treat bilateral otitis media with effusion (middle ear infection with thick or sticky fluid behind the eardrum) in children undergoing surgical placement of tubes in the ears. Ciprofloxacin belongs to the class of medicines known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth.
This medicine is to be given by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
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How To Use
A doctor or other healthcare professional will administer this medicine into the ear during surgery.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin or other quinolone antibiotics.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Call your doctor if the symptoms do not improve or if they get worse. Also call the doctor if fluid continues to drain from the ear longer than a few days after the ear tube surgery.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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