Compare Cetraxal vs. Duac

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Treats outer ear infections (swimmer's ear).

Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and treats most ear infections.

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Upsides
  • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is an effective antibiotic that treats many common bacteria.
  • It's usually only given twice a day.
  • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is available as a generic, so you shouldn't need to pay the higher price of the brand version.
  • It comes in individual droppers, so it's convenient to take.
  • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is safe to use in children 1 year of age and older.
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Downsides
  • Can cause ear pain, itching, or a headache.
  • Stop using Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) right away if a rash develops on or in your ear.
  • You need to take Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) until you've used up all of the droppers. Otherwise the infection can come back and get worse.
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Used for
  • Acne vulgaris
Dosage forms
  • Ear drops
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Price
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Side effects
The Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Duac (Clindamycin / Benzoyl Peroxide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Growth of resistant bacteria
    • Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)
  • Untreated infection
  • Use only in the ear
  • Skin rash
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