Cetraxal Side Effects

Generic Name: ciprofloxacin otic

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of ciprofloxacin otic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Cetraxal.

Not all side effects for Cetraxal may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to ciprofloxacin otic: otic solution

Along with its needed effects, ciprofloxacin otic (the active ingredient contained in Cetraxal) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ciprofloxacin otic:

Less common
  • Burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  • change in hearing
  • ear drainage
  • earache or pain in the ear
  • fever

Some side effects of ciprofloxacin otic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Headache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ciprofloxacin otic: otic solution

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache.


Other side effects have included application site pain, ear pruritus, and fungal ear superinfection.

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