Cetraxal

Cetraxal

Cetraxal Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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 include discomfort, pain, or itching in the ear.

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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Cetraxal in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Cetraxal Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Discomfort, pain, or itching in the ear may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new bacterial/fungal ear infection. Do not use this medication for longer than prescribed. Contact your doctor if you notice new or worsening symptoms.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin Otic Solution)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Cetraxal FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

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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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.


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