Ciprofloxacin Otic Dosage
Medically reviewed on February 22, 2018.
Applies to the following strengths: 0.2%; 6%
Usual Adult Dose for:
Usual Pediatric Dose for:
Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Acute Otitis Externa
Otic Solution: Instill the contents of 1 single-use container into the affected ear 2 times a day (about 12 hours apart) for 7 days.
Otic Suspension: Administer 12 mg as a single dose to the external ear canal of each affected ear.
Use: For the treatment of acute otitis externa due to susceptible isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus
Usual Pediatric Dose for Acute Otitis Externa
-Aged 1 year or older: Instill the contents of 1 single-use container into the affected ear 2 times a day (about 12 hours apart) for 7 days.
-Aged 6 months or older: Administer 12 mg as a single dose to the external ear canal of each affected ear.
Use: For the treatment of acute otitis externa due to susceptible isolates of P aeruginosa or S aureus
Usual Pediatric Dose for Otitis Media
-Aged 6 months or older: After suctioning of middle ear effusion, administer 6 mg intratympanically as a single dose into each affected ear.
Use: For the treatment of patients with bilateral otitis media with effusion undergoing tympanostomy tube placement
Renal Dose Adjustments
Data not available
Liver Dose Adjustments
Data not available
Hypersensitivity to the active component, other quinolones, or any of the ingredients
Otic solution: Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year.
Otic suspension: Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 months.
Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.
Data not available
-For otic use only; do not use for injection, inhalation, or topical ophthalmic use.
-Wash hands before use; warm the solution by holding the container in the hands for at least 1 minute (to reduce the dizziness associated with instillation of a cold solution into the ear canal).
-While the patient lies with the affected ear upward, instill the solution; have the patient remain in this position for at least 1 minute (to help the drops penetrate into the ear); if necessary, repeat for the opposite ear.
-Store at 15C to 25C (59F to 77F).
-Store unused containers in pouch to protect from light.
-If infection is not improved after 1 week of therapy, cultures may help guide further treatment.
-The deliverable volume in 1 single-use container is 0.25 mL.
-For otic use only; not for ophthalmic use, inhalation, or injection.
-Avoid missing doses and complete the entire course of therapy.
-Follow these directions while using this drug:
---Wash hands before use; warm the container in the hands for at least 1 minute before use (to reduce dizziness from instillation of a cold solution into the ear canal); twist off and discard top of container.
---Lie with affected ear upward; instill the contents of 1 container into the ear; remain in this position for at least 1 minute (to help the drops penetrate into the ear); if necessary, repeat for the opposite ear.
-Stop this drug immediately if skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity develops.
-For intratympanic or otic administration by healthcare professional only
-For single-patient use; discard unused portion.
-Dosing directions differ for each indication; consult the manufacturer product information and follow the correct directions.
-Use a different syringe for each ear.
-Before preparation: Store at 2C to 8C (36F to 46F) until before use to prevent thickening during preparation; protect from light; store in original carton until dose is prepared.
-After preparation: May keep syringes at room temperature or in the refrigerator before use; keep syringes on their side; discard syringes if not used in 3 hours.
-The manufacturer product information should be consulted.
-There may be drainage from the ear the first few days after ear tube surgery; if ear becomes painful, continuous ear discharge is observed, or fever develops, consult physician.
-For acute otitis externa: If the ear remains painful, swollen, or itchy after a week, consult physician.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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