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Cipro Hc

(Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone)

  • Ear drops
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Treats outer ear infections (swimmer’s ear).

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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) is a great option for swimmer’s ear and has few side effects.

  • In one study, 90% of people who used Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) for a week had a complete improvement of their symptoms.
  • Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) doesn't cause ototoxicity, a condition where your hearing can become impaired or can cause trouble balancing.
  • Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) is safe for patients 1 year of age and older.
  • Some people experience a skin rash when using Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone). If this happens, you should immediately stop using it.
  • Using Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) unnecessarily or overusing it can cause it to stop working.
  • If your infection comes back, you may need to try a different medication.
  • Some people experience headache or itching when taking Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone).

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Side effects for Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone)

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What to expect when you take Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Be sure your ear is clean and dry before using Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone).
  • Warm the Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) container by holding it in your hand for a minute or two and shake it gently before using it.
  • Lie on your side and have someone apply Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) while they hold your earlobe up and back. It’s important to keep your head titled for a minute or use a soft cotton plug after it’s applied.
  • Be sure to continue using Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone) for the full time your doctor prescribed. If you stop using it right when symptoms go away, the bacteria can come back.
  • Talk to your doctor if you still have symptoms after 7 days of using Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone).

Risks and Warnings for Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone)

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  • Can only be used in the ear. If the infection doesn't improve after one week, your doctor may need to do a test to find out if a different type of bacteria is causing the problem.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Cipro Hc (Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone)

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The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits