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Otovel Side Effects

Generic Name: ciprofloxacin / fluocinolone otic

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

For the Consumer

Applies to ciprofloxacin/fluocinolone otic: otic solution

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Dizziness or passing out.
  • A fast heartbeat.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Fluid draining from the ear.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ciprofloxacin/fluocinolone otic: otic solution


The most commonly reported side effects are otorrhea and the development of excessive granulation tissue.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Otorrhea
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ear infection, ear pruritus, tympanic membrane disorder, auricular swelling
Postmarketing reports: Candidiasis, ear discomfort, hypoacusis, ear congestion, device occlusion (tympanostomy tube obstruction), tinnitus

Common (1% to 10%): Otorrhea, ear infection
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ear pruritus, auricular swelling

Common (1% to 10%): Otorrhea
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ear infection[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Excessive granulation tissue
Postmarketing reports: Skin exfoliation, flushing

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Excessive granulation tissue[Ref]

Nervous system

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Balance disorder
Postmarketing reports: Dysgeusia, paresthesia/tingling in ears, dizziness, headache[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Allergic reaction[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Otovel (ciprofloxacin-fluocinolone otic)." Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta, GA.

Some side effects of Otovel 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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