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Cetraxal Side Effects

Generic Name: ciprofloxacin otic

Note: This document contains side effect information about ciprofloxacin otic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cetraxal.

For the Consumer

Applies to ciprofloxacin otic: intratympanic suspension

Other dosage forms:

Along with its needed effects, ciprofloxacin otic (the active ingredient contained in Cetraxal) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ciprofloxacin otic:

Less common

Some side effects of ciprofloxacin otic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Irritability

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ciprofloxacin otic: otic solution, otic suspension


The most commonly reported side effects included localized pain, ear pruritus, superinfection, and headache.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Ear pruritus, ear pain, ear discomfort/stinging, ear infection, fungal ear superinfection/otomycosis
Frequency not reported: Facial edema
Postmarketing reports: Crying, ear congestion, otorrhea, tinnitus, pyrexia[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache/cephalea, transient dizziness, vertigo, dysgeusia/bitter taste
Frequency not reported: Loss of consciousness, tingling[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, rhinorrhea
Frequency not reported: Pharyngeal edema, dyspnea[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Mild local intolerance, application site pain[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Irritability[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Toxic epidermolysis, exfoliative dermatitis, rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, urticaria, itching
Postmarketing reports: Dermatitis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction, anaphylactic reaction[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Cardiovascular collapse[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Tendon rupture[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin otic)." WraSer Pharmaceuticals, Madison, MS.

3. "Product Information. Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic)." Otonomy, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Some side effects of Cetraxal may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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