Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

Cetraxal

(Ciprofloxacin)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
  • Ear drops
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Treats ear infections.

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Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) is an easy to use antibiotic that treats most ear infections.

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Upsides

  • Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) is an effective antibiotic to treat bacteria that typically grow in the ear.
  • Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and it's okay even if there's a small amount of liquid left in the vial after giving yourself the dose.
  • Usually only given twice a day.

Downsides

  • Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) is not available generically, so it may be a bit pricey.
  • Can cause ear pain, itching, or a headache.
  • Discontinue use immediately if a rash develops on or in your ear.

What to expect when you take Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) for Ear infection

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Side effect rates for Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin)

49308 From clinical trials of Cetraxal / Adults
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Risks and Warnings for Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Prolonged use of Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin)

    Overusing Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) can cause bacteria to become resistant to the medication. Make sure to use it for the exact amount of time your doctor recommends. Don't stop using it earlier or keep taking it longer than recommended.

Common concerns from people taking Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin)

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Pregnancy
Pain
  • Can cause ear pain, itching, or a headache.
  • Caused tinnitus, tmj and lower back pain