May 22, 2017
Recommended Topic Related To:


"Sounds surround us. We enjoy many of them—like music, birdsong, and conversations with friends. But loud or long-lasting noises—from motors, power tools, and even headphones—can permanently damage your hearing. Take steps to protect your ears "...



How Supplied


CETRAXAL (ciprofloxacin otic solution) is a quinolone antimicrobial indicated for the treatment of acute otitis externa due to susceptible isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus.


The contents of one single use container (deliverable volume: 0.25 mL) should be instilled into the affected ear twice daily (approximately 12 hours apart) for 7 days.

Wash hands before use. The solution should be warmed, by holding the container in the hands for at least 1 minute, to minimize the dizziness that may result from the instillation of a cold solution into the ear canal. The patient should lie with the affected ear upward and then the solution should be instilled. This position should be maintained for at least 1 minute to facilitate penetration of the drops into the ear. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear.


Dosage Forms And Strengths

CETRAXAL is a sterile, preservative-free, otic solution of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride quivalent to 0.2 % ciprofloxacin (0.5 mg in 0.25 mL) in each single use container.

Storage And Handling

CETRAXAL (ciprofloxacin otic solution) is a clear, colorless, sterile, preservative-free solution. CETRAXAL (ciprofloxacin otic solution) is supplied as a 0.2% otic solution in a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) single use container. Each single use container delivers 0.25 mL of solution equivalent to 0.5 mg of ciprofloxacin; 14 single use containers are packaged in a foil overwrap pouch in a carton (NDC 66992-450-14).

Store at 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). Discard used containers. Store unused containers in pouch to protect from light.

CETRAXAL (ciprofloxacin otic solution) is: Distributed by: WraSer Pharmaceuticals, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Manufactured by: The Ritedose Corporation, Columbia, SC 29203 USA.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2016

How Supplied

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Women's Health

Find out what women really need.