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Ciprofloxacin / Hydrocortisone Otic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.2%-1%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acute Otitis Externa

Usual dose: Instill 3 drops into the affected ear(s) 2 times a day
Duration of therapy: 7 days

Comments:
-Patients should lie with the affected ear upward before administration. Once instilled, the patient should remain in this position for at least 30 to 60 seconds.
-If both ears are affected, this procedure should be repeated for the opposite ear.

Use: Treatment of acute otitis externa due to susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Proteus mirabilis

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acute Otitis Externa

1 year and older:
-Usual dose: Instill 3 drops into the affected ear(s) 2 times a day
-Duration of therapy: 7 days

Comments:
-Patients should lie with the affected ear upward before administration. Once instilled, the patient should remain in this position for at least 30 to 60 seconds.
-If both ears are affected, this procedure should be repeated for the opposite ear.

Use: Treatment of acute otitis externa due to susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Proteus mirabilis

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Patients should shake the bottle well before use.
-The vial should be warmed in their hands for 1 to 2 minutes prior to administration to avoid dizziness associated with instillation of a cold solution into the ear canal.

Storage requirements:
-This drug should be protected from light when not in use

General:
-Safety and efficacy have not been studied in patients with perforated tympanic membranes.
-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. Patients should be told to avoid touching the dropper tip to the ear, fingers, or other sources.
-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. Once treatment is complete, patients should discard any remaining drug.
-Patients should be advised to immediately report any signs/symptoms of hypersensitivity reactions.

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