Otiprio

(ciprofloxacin)

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Treats middle ear infections in children after tubes have been placed in the ears.

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Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) is a one-time medication used to treat children's middle ear infections after drainage tubes have been placed.

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Quick facts about Otiprio
  • Drug class: Ear
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) is recommended as a first-choice treatment for middle ear infections because it gets rid of most bacteria that cause these infections.
  • Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) is given as a one-time dose in the hospital. Other antibiotics used to treat this have to be given at home after the surgery.
  • This is safe for children age 6 months and older.
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Downsides

  • Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) is only available as a brand name so it can be very expensive.
  • Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) has not been approved in children under 6 months.
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Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.

Quick facts about Otiprio
  • Drug class: Ear
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Infection of the middle ear following ear tube placement

Dosage forms

  • Ear drops
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What to expect when you take Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) for

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Side effect rates for Otiprio (ciprofloxacin)

From 530 clinical trials of Otiprio when taken for ear infection treated with drainage tube placement
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    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Irritability
    5%5%
    3%3%
  • Runny nose
    3%3%
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Otiprio (ciprofloxacin)

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  • Otiprio (ciprofloxacin) might cause bacteria that aren't killed by it to grow and cause another infection. If your child complains of fever or pain, or the drainage from the ears hasn't decreased after a few days, talk to your doctor.

Common concerns from people taking Otiprio (ciprofloxacin)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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