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Ciprofloxacin/Fluocinolone Otic Solution (CIPROFLOXACIN/FLUOCINOLONE - OTIC)

Instructions

It is best to have another person give the drops to get the full dose and to avoid contamination.

To reduce risk of dizziness, warm the bottle in your hand for 1-2 minutes before using it.

Lie on one side with the ear to be treated facing up.

After placing the drops in the ear, gently press the area in front of the ear canal to squeeze the ear canal open and closed a few times. This will help the drops get further into the ear.

Remain lying on side for about 1 minute. A cotton plug may be used to keep the drops in the ear. Remove the cotton after a few hours.

To avoid contaminating the medicine bottle, do not touch the tip of the dropper to the ear or any other surface.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine is for use in the ears only. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine gets into the eyes.

If the medicine gets in your eyes, nose or mouth, rinse well with plenty of water.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

Discard vial after use. Use a new vial each time.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.

Brand Name(s): Otovel

Generic Name: Ciprofloxacin/Fluocinolone

Cautions

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • dizziness

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • discomfort or pain in the ear
  • red, burning, or itchy skin

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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