Cetraxal

Generic Name: Ciprofloxacin

  • What is Cetraxal?

    Cetraxal is an antibiotic used to treat ear infections.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Cetraxal?

    Immediately discontinue Cetraxal and contact your doctor at the first appearance of a skin rash or any other signs of an allergic reaction.

    Cetraxal should be used for as long as it is prescribed, even if symptoms improve.

  • Who should not take Cetraxal?

    Do not use Cetraxal if you are allergic to ciprofloxacin, the active ingredient of Cetraxal.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Cetraxal?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Cetraxal. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have had an allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥1 year: Apply the contents of one single-use container into the affected ear twice daily (approximately 12 hours apart) for 7 days.

  • How should I take Cetraxal?

    Wash your hands before use. Warm the solution by holding the container in your hands for at least 1 minute, to minimize the dizziness that may result from the application of a cold solution into the ear canal. Twist off and discard the top of the container. Lie with the affected ear upward and then apply the contents of one container into the ear. Maintain this position for at least 1 minute. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear. Discard the used container.

  • What should I avoid while taking Cetraxal?

    Do not use for the eyes, for inhalation, or for injection; use only for the ears.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Cetraxal?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Cetraxal at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Cetraxal?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: application-site pain, itching of the ears, fungal ear superinfection (a new infection in addition to the pre-existing infection), headache

  • Can I receive Cetraxal if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Cetraxal during pregnancy are unknown. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with Cetraxal. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Cetraxal?

    If you miss a dose of Cetraxal, administer the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer two doses at once.

  • How should I store Cetraxal?

    Store at room temperature, and store unused containers in pouch to protect from light.

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