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Ciprodex Dosage

Generic name: Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 3mg in 1mL, Dexamethasone 1mg in 1mL
Dosage form: otic suspension

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Important Administration Instructions

  • CIPRODEX is for otic use only, and not for ophthalmic use, or for injection.
  • Shake well immediately before use.

Dosage

For the treatment of Acute Otitis Media in pediatric patients (age 6 months and older) with tympanostomy tubes

The recommended dosage regimen through tympanostomy tubes is as follows:

  • Four drops (equivalent to 0.14 mL of CIPRODEX, (consisting of 0.42 mg of ciprofloxacin and 0.14 mg of dexamethasone)) instilled into the affected ear twice daily for seven days.
  • The suspension should be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for one or two minutes to avoid dizziness, which may result from the instillation of a cold suspension.
  • The patient should lie with the affected ear upward, and then the drops should be instilled.
  • The tragus should then be pumped 5 times by pushing inward to facilitate penetration of the drops into the middle ear.
  • This position should be maintained for 60 seconds. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear.
  • Discard unused portion after therapy is completed.

For the treatment of Acute Otitis Externa (age 6 months and older)

The recommended dosage regimen is as follows:

  • Four drops (equivalent to 0.14 mL of CIPRODEX, (consisting of 0.42 mg ciprofloxacin and 0.14 mg dexamethasone)) instilled into the affected ear twice daily for seven days.
  • The suspension should be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for one or two minutes to avoid dizziness, which may result from the instillation of a cold suspension.
  • The patient should lie with the affected ear upward, and then the drops should be instilled.
  • This position should be maintained for 60 seconds to facilitate penetration of the drops into the ear canal. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear.
  • Discard unused portion after therapy is completed.
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