For the past several months I have been treated for a cronic ear infection. In october I had a radical mastoidectomy and tympanoplasty. During the course of treatment my ear nose and throat doctor prescribed I take cipro hc. In filling a prescription with my pharmacy for cipro hc yesterday I was advised by a new pharmacy employee they did not carry cipro hc. I took back the prescription and went home thinking this was not a problem as I had other bottles of cipro hc from prior prescriptions. I found the pharmacy had previously provided me a medication entitled neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic. I called another local pharmacy from the same pharmacy chain and was told they did not carry cipro hc. I called a different pharmacy chain in my area that did carry cipro hc. I told them the name of the prescription [neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic] I had been taking. They advised me there is "no comparable generic" medicine for cipro hc. That is the basis for my question.