Ciprodex vs. Otovel

Are Ciprodex and Otovel the Same Thing?

Ciprodex (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) and Otovel (ciprofloxacin and fluocinolone acetonide) are combinations of a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and a steroid used to treat ear infections.

Otovel is specifically indicated for the treatment of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) in pediatric patients (aged 6 months and older) due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Side effects of Ciprodex and Otovel that are similar include itching in the ear.

Side effects of Ciprodex that are different from Otovel include ear discomfort or pain, or unusual taste in the mouth.

Side effects of Otovel that are different from Ciprodex include ear discharge, excessive granulation of tissue, ear infection, tympanic membrane disorder, auricular swelling, and balance disorder.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ciprodex?

Common side effects of Ciprodex include:

  • discomfort,
  • pain, or
  • itching in the ear, or
  • unusual taste in the mouth.

Contact your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Ciprodex including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Otovel?

Common side effects of Otovel include:

  • ear discharge (otorrhea
  • excessive granulation tissue
  • ear infection
  • ear itching
  • tympanic membrane disorder
  • auricular swelling, and
  • balance disorder.

What Is Ciprodex?

Ciprodex (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) is a combination of a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and a steroid used to treat ear infections.

What Is Otovel?

Otovel (ciprofloxacin and fluocinolone acetonide) otic solution is a combination of a fluoroquinolone antibacterialand a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) in pediatric patients (aged 6 months and older) due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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What Drugs Interact With Ciprodex?

Other drugs may interact with Ciprodex. Talk to your doctor before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. Ciprodex should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Otovel?

Otovel may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while using Otovel. Otovel is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Otovel is only minimally absorbed by the mother and is not expected to be harmful to a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Ciprodex Be Taken?

The usual recommended dosage of Ciprodex in patients age 6 months and older is four drops instilled into the affected ear twice daily for seven days. Do not use other ear drops during treatment with Ciprodex without first talking to your doctor.

How Should Otovel Be Taken?

Instill the contents of one single-dose vial (0.25mL) of Otovel into the affected ear canal twice daily for 7 days.

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References
SOURCE:

DailyMed. Ciprodex Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/medguide.cfm?setid=895c2307-aeeb-49fd-ac3d-750a463fc3ef

Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Otovel Product Information.

https://www.otovel.com/

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