Ciprodex Side Effects

Generic Name: ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone otic

Note: This document contains side effect information about ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone otic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ciprodex.

Some side effects of Ciprodex may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone otic: otic suspension

Along with its needed effects, ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone otic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone 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
  • Ear discomfort
  • ear pain
  • itching skin on the ear
Rare
  • Bitter, sour or unusual taste in mouth
  • ear congestion
  • ear debris
  • ear residue
  • redness of skin
  • superimposed ear infection (second ear infection)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone otic: otic suspension

Local

Local side effects in patients with intact tympanic membranes have included ear pruritus (1.5%), ear debris (0.6%), superimposed ear infection (0.6%), ear congestion (0.4%), ear pain (0.4%), ear discomfort, decreased hearing, and tingling. Ear discomfort (3%), ear pain (2.3%), and ear residue (0.5%), tube blockage, tinnitus, and ear pruritus have been reported in pediatric patients with tympanostomy tubes.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included taste perversion and oral moniliasis.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included dizziness and irritability.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included erythema.

Other

Other side effects in patients with tympanostomy tubes have included crying.

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