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.
Unfortunately the generic version of Cipro HC Otic shall not be available until the patent expires which is sometimes after June 2015.
Cipro HC is only available in one form and strength -- Cipro HC 0.2%/1% suspension. Each 1 mL of Cipro HC contains the equivalent of 2 mg ciprofloxacin and 10 mg hydrocortisone.
Maybe be writing to the manufacturer could be of help - Alcon.
Alcon Laboratories, Inc., 6201 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76134-2099
Alcon Research, Ltd., 9965 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054-1309
Huntington, West Virginia
Alcon Research, Ltd., 6065 Kyle Lane, Huntington, WV 25702-9795
Alcon Research, Ltd., 15800 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Alcon Research, Ltd., 714 Columbia Ave, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
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