CIPROFLOXACIN, ear drops

Prescription under medical supervision


Therapeutic action

– Fluoroquinolone antibacterial

Indications

– Acute otitis externa
– Chronic suppurative otitis media

Forms and strengths

– 0.3% ear drops

Dosage

– Child ≥ 1 year: 3 drops 2 times daily 
– Adult: 4 drops 2 times daily

To administer drops in the affected ear(s), pull back the auricle and maintain the head to one side for a few minutes.

Duration

– Acute otitis externa: 7 days ; chronic suppurative otitis media: until no more drainage is obtained (approximately 2 weeks, max.4 weeks)

Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

– May cause: headache, local skin eruption or pruritus.
– Pregnancy: no contra-indication
– Breast-feeding: no contra-indication

Remarks

– Do not touch let the dropper touch either hands or the ear.
– Storage: below 25 °C
Once the bottle has been opened, solution keeps for 4 weeks.