Cipro Hc

1 What is Cipro Hc?

Brand: Cipro Hc

Generic: Ciprofloxacin and hydrocortisone

Ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) and hydrocortisone (steroid) is a combination drug used for the treatment of infection of the outer ear canal called Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa. This combination drug works by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth, and relieve the redness, itching, and swelling of the ear. This drug combination requires a prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to this medicine or any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

Studies have not demonstrated any pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ciprofloxacin in children. This drug should be used with caution due to its toxicity and should be used only after other medicines have been considered and found ineffective. This drug can be used in children to prevent anthrax infection after possible exposure, and to treat serious kidney infections.

Studies regarding the relationship of age to the effects of ciprofloxacin extended-release tablets in the pediatric population have not been performed while safety and efficacy have not been established. Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of this drug. Elderly patients should consult with their healthcare professionals before taking this drug as they are more likely to have age-related kidney or heart problems, or develop severe tendon problems.

Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but there are no adequate studies in pregnant women or animals. There is minimal risk to infants when taking taking drug while breastfeeding. Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if are taking any other drugs such as Agomelatine, Amifampridine, Bepridil, Cisapride, Dronedarone, Flibanserin, Lomitapide, Mesoridazine, Pimozide, Piperaquine, Saquinavir, Sparfloxacin, Terfenadine, Thioridazine, Tizanidine, Ziprasidone, Acarbose, Acecainide, Acetohexamide, Alfuzosin, Alogliptin, Alosetron, Amiodarone, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Anagrelide, Apixaban, Apomorphine, Aripiprazole, Arsenic Trioxide, Artemether, Asenapine, Astemizole, Azimilide, Azithromycin, Bendamustine, Benfluorex, Bosutinib, Bretylium, Buserelin, Canagliflozin, Chlorpromazine, Chlorpropamide, Cilostazol, Citalopram, Clarithromycin, Clomipramine, Clozapine, Crizotinib, Cyclobenzaprine, Dabrafenib, Dapagliflozin, Dasatinib, Degarelix, Delamanid, Desipramine, Deslorelin, Disopyramide, Dofetilide, Dolasetron, Domperidone, Donepezil, Doxorubicin, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Liposome, Droperidol, Eliglustat, Eltrombopag, Erlotinib, Erythromycin, Escitalopram, Everolimus, Exenatide, Fentanyl, Fingolimod, Flecainide, Fluconazole, Fluoxetine, Gatifloxacin, Gemifloxacin, Gliclazide, Glimepiride, Glipizide, Gliquidone, Glyburide, Gonadorelin, Goserelin, Granisetron, Halofantrine, Haloperidol, Histrelin, Hydroxychloroquine, Ibrutinib, Ibutilide, Ifosfamide, Iloperidone, Imipramine, Insulin, Insulin Aspart, Recombinant Insulin Bovine, Insulin Degludec, Insulin Detemir, Insulin Glulisine, Insulin Lispro, Recombinant Ivabradine Ketoconazole, Lapatinib, Leuprolide, Levofloxacin, Linagliptin, Liraglutide, Lopinavir, Lumefantrine, Lurasidone, Mefloquine, Metformin, Methadone, Metronidazole, Mifepristone, Miglitol, Moricizine, Moxifloxacin, Nafarelin, Naloxegol, Nateglinide, Nilotinib, Norfloxacin, Nortriptyline, Octreotide, Ofloxacin, Olaparib, Ondansetron, Paliperidone, Panobinostat, Pasireotide, Pazopanib, Perflutren Lipid Microsphere, Pioglitazone, Pirfenidone, Pomalidomide, Posaconazole, Pramlintide, Procainamide, Prochlorperazine, Promethazine, Propafenone, Protriptyline, Quetiapine, Quinidine, Quinine, Ranolazine, Rasagiline, Repaglinide, Rosiglitazone, Salmeterol, Saxagliptin, Sematilide, Sevoflurane, Simeprevir, Simvastatin, Sitagliptin, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Solifenacin, Sorafenib, Sotalol, Sunitinib, Tacrolimus, Tasimelteon, Tedisamil, Telavancin, Telithromycin, Tetrabenazine, Theophylline, Tolazamide, Tolbutamide, Toremifene, Trazodone, Trifluoperazine, Trimipramine, Triptorelin, Vandetanib, Vardenafil, Vemurafenib, Vildagliptin, Vinflunine, Voriconazole, Warfarin, Aceclofenac, Aluminum Carbonate, Basic Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Phosphate, Betamethasone, Budesonide, Calcium, Chloroquine, Corticotropin, Cortisone, Cosyntropin, Cyclosporine, Deflazacort, Dexamethasone, Diclofenac, Didanosine, Dihydroxyaluminum Aminoacetate, Dihydroxyaluminum, Sodium Carbonate, Dutasteride, Fludrocortisone, Fluocortolone, Fosphenytoin, Hydrocortisone, Itraconazole, Lanthanum Carbonate, Levothyroxine, Magaldrate, Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium, Trisilicate, Methylprednisolone, Mycophenolate, Mofetil, Olanzapine, Phenytoin, Prednisolone, Prednisone, Probenecid, Rifapentine, Ropinirole, Ropivacaine, Sevelamer, Sildenafil, Sucralfate, Triamcinolone, or Zolpidem.

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as bradycardia, diabetes, diarrhea, heart attack, heart disease, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, liver disease, seizures, stroke, brain disease, kidney disease, organ transplant, tendon disorder, or Myasthenia gravis.

3 Proper Usage

This drug must only be used in the ear and must not be applied to other parts of the body. Contact emergency medicine services if you accidentally swallow this drug.

The infected ear must remain clean and dry even when bathing. Swimming must be avoided until your doctor has cleared you to do so.

Follow the instructions in the label of the drug for proper usage and storage. This drug must be taken for the full treatment time for complete therapy against the infection.

The dosage of this drug will be different for different patients. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.

Adults and children above 1 with ear infection are prescribed with 3 drops in the affected ear for two times a day. Use and dose for children younger than 1 year of age must be determined by your doctor.

A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

Consult with your healthcare professional if your symptoms do not improve, or if they become worse. Contact emergency medical services if you experience symptoms of anaphylaxis such as itching, hives, hoarseness, rash, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth as this situation can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Inform you healthcare provider if you experience unusual symptoms such as blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings cracked, dry, or scaly skin hives or welts itching redness of the skin skin rash swelling.

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.