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    Cilodex Ear Drops

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    What is Cilodex Ear?

    Cilodex Ear Drops is used for Treatment of bacterial infections, Bacterial infections and other conditions. Cilodex Ear Drops may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Cilodex Ear Drops contains Ciprofloxacin as an active ingredient.
    Cilodex Ear Drops works by inhibiting the DNA formation to prevent the bacterial reproduction.
    Alcon Labs manufactures Cilodex Ear Drops.
    Detailed information related to Cilodex Ear Drops's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Cilodex Ear Drops Uses

    Cilodex Ear Drops is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1
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    Cilodex Ear Drops - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Cilodex Ear Drops is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Cilodex Ear Drops - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cilodex Ear Drops. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1
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    Cilodex Ear Drops Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Cilodex Ear Drops improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1

    Cilodex Ear Drops - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Cilodex Ear Drops, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Agitation
    • Anxiety
    • Avoid antacids and phosphate binders 2 hours before and 6 hours after taking this drug
    • Avoid concurrent use of Tizanidine
    • Avoid dairy products
    • Avoid driving
    • Avoid exposure to sunlight
    • Clostridium Difficile-associated Diarrhea
    • Discontinue taking it if experience skin rash or other allergic reactions
    • Exacerbation of Myasthenia Gravis
    References: 1, 1

    Cilodex Ear Drops - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cilodex Ear Drops may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Cilodex Ear Drops may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Antacids
    • Caffeine
    • Class IA or III Antiarrhythmics
    • Clozapine
    • Cyclosporine
    • Didanosine
    • Duloxetine
    • Glyburide
    • Lanthanum carbonate
    • Lidocaine
    References: 1
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    Cilodex Ear Drops - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Cilodex Ear Drops is a contraindication. In addition, Cilodex Ear Drops should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    References: 1
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    Cilodex Ear Drops - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Cilodex Ear Drops safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      References: 1
    • Is Cilodex Ear Drops safe while breastfeeding?
      References: 1
    • Can Cilodex Ear Drops be used for treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial infections?
      Yes, treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial infections are among the most common reported uses for Cilodex Ear Drops. Please do not use Cilodex Ear Drops for treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial infections without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Cilodex Ear Drops.
    • Should I consume Cilodex Ear Drops empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Cilodex Ear Drops after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Cilodex Ear Drops.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Cilodex Ear Drops medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Cilodex Ear Drops. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Cilodex Ear Drops

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 2, 3, 4, 5

    Overdosage of Cilodex Ear Drops

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Cilodex Ear Drops, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 6, 7, 8

    Storage of Cilodex Ear Drops

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Cilodex Ear Drops.
    References: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Expired Cilodex Ear Drops

    • Taking a single dose of expired Cilodex Ear Drops is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 13, 14

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Cilodex Ear Drops - Packages and Strengths

    Cilodex Ear Drops is available in the following packages and strengths
    Cilodex Ear Drops - Packages: 5

    Cilodex Ear Drops - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies


    1. Accessed on 10/31/2016. DailyMed LABEL: CIPROFLOXACIN. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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