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Cetraxal

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2016
Cetraxal Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 4/8/2016

Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) Otic Solution 0.2% is an antibiotic used to treat ear infections that affect the outer ear canal. This type of ear infection is sometimes called "swimmer's ear." Common side effects of Cetraxal Otic Solution include headache, or discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching in the ear. Seek medical attention if you have side effects of a severe allergic reaction to Cetraxal Otic Solution including:

  • hives
  • difficulty breathing, or
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

The dose of Cetraxal is to instill the contents of one single use container (0.25 mL) into the affected ear twice daily (approximately 12 hours apart) for 7 days. Cetraxal may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Cetraxal should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) Otic Solution 0.2% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Cetraxal Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;
  • white patches in your mouth or throat; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache; or
  • itching, pain, or mild irritation after using the ear drops.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin Otic Solution)

Cetraxal Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse drug reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

In a randomized, active-controlled clinical trial, approximately 300 patients with clinical signs and symptoms of otitis externa were treated with CETRAXAL (ciprofloxacin otic solution) . The most frequently reported adverse reactions were application site pain, ear pruritus, fungal ear superinfection, and headache, each reported in approximately 2-3% of patients.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin Otic Solution)

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