Cetraxal Side Effects
Generic name: ciprofloxacin otic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 29, 2022.
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:
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
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:
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
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:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ciprofloxacin otic: otic solution, otic suspension
Common (1% to 10%): Ear pruritus, ear pain, ear discomfort/stinging, otitis media, ear infection (fungal; otomycosis)/fungal ear superinfection
Postmarketing reports: Crying, ear congestion, otorrhea, pyrexia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Irritability[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, rhinorrhea[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Mild local intolerance, application site pain[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dermatitis
Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction
Systemic quinolone therapy:
-Frequency not reported: Serious and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions (some accompanied by cardiovascular collapse, loss of consciousness, tingling, pharyngeal/facial edema, dyspnea, urticaria, itching)
-Frequency not reported: Tendon rupture (e.g., shoulder, hand, Achilles)
More about Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin otic)
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Pricing & coupons
- En español
- Drug class: otic anti-infectives
- FDA approval history
Related treatment guides
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.