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Ciprofloxacin / Fluocinolone Otic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.3%-0.025%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Otitis Media

Recommended dose: 0.25 mL (1 single-dose vial) into the affected ear canal 2 times a day (every 12 hours)
Duration of therapy: 7 days

Comments:
-The vial should be warmed in the hands for 1 to 2 minutes prior to administration to avoid dizziness associated with instillation of a cold solution into the ear canal.

Use: Treatment of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Usual Pediatric Dose for Otitis Media

6 months and older:
-Recommended dose: 0.25 mL (1 single dose vial) into the affected ear canal 2 times a day (every 12 hours)
-Duration of therapy: 7 days

Comment:
-The vial should be warmed in the hands for 1 to 2 minutes prior to administration to avoid dizziness associated with instillation of a cold solution into the ear canal.

Use: Treatment of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended.

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 months.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Patients should lie with the affected ear upward before administration. Once instilled, the tragus should be pumped inward 4 times, then the patient should remain in the position for at least 1 minute.
-If both ears are affected, this procedure should be repeated for the opposite ear.

Storage requirements:
-This drug should be protected from light by being kept inside the foil pouch until ready to use. Unused vials should be discarded 7 days after opening the pouch.

General:
-Each vial delivers 0.25 mL, which is equivalent to 0.75 mg of ciprofloxacin and 0.0625 mg fluocinolone. Vials are intended for single-use only and should be discarded after use.
-Limitations of use: This drug is indicated for otic use only. It is not indicated for ophthalmic use or injection.

Patient advice:
-Tell patients that this drug is for otic use only.
-Patients should be instructed to wash their hands before and after applying this drug.
-Caution patients to warm the vial in the hands for 1 to 2 minutes to prevent dizziness during administration.
-Patients should be encouraged to avoid missing doses and complete the entire course of therapy.
-Patients should be advised to immediately report any signs/symptoms of hypersensitivity reactions.

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