Compare Ciprodex vs. Cetraxal

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Ciprodex
(ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone)

Cetraxal
(ciprofloxacin)

Coming soon.Treats outer ear infections (swimmer's ear). Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and treats most ear infections.
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Side effects
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How it works
CiprodexCetraxal
Coming soon.Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that kills bacteria. When the bacteria are killed, the infection should go away.
Type of medication
CiprodexCetraxal
Prescription only
Available as
CiprodexCetraxal
  • Ear drops
  • Ear drops
Used for
CiprodexCetraxal
  • Otitis Externa
Risk factors for serious side effects
CiprodexCetraxal
    Coming soon.
    • Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)
    Detailed Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Pain
    CiprodexCetraxal
    No pain related info.
    • Can cause ear pain, itching, or a headache.
    Upsides and benefits
    CiprodexCetraxal
    Coming soon
    • 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 and risks
    CiprodexCetraxal
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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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Each dropper is used for only one dose, so throw it away after you've used it once.
    • Wash your hands before and after you use Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin).
    • Warm the dropper by holding it in your hand for a minute before using it.
    • Lie on your side with the ear that hurts facing the ceiling. Squeeze all the liquid in the dropper into your ear and don't get up for at least a minute.
    • Talk to your doctor if you still have problems even after you've finished using all of the medicine.
    • Don't put the drug in your fridge and don't let it sit in the direct sunlight.
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