Compare Ciprodex vs. Cetraxal

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats outer ear infections (swimmer's ear).

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

Upsides
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  • 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.
Downsides
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  • 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.
Used for
  • Otitis externa
  • Acute Otitis media
  • In patients with tympanostomy tubes
Dosage forms
  • Ear drops
  • Ear drops
Price
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Side effects
The Ciprodex (Ciprofloxacin / Dexamethasone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Growth of resistant bacteria
    • Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)
  • Untreated infection
  • Use only in the ear
  • Skin rash
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