Ciprofloxacin

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Pronounced

"SIP-roe-FLOX-a-sin"

Uses

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat bacterial ear infections (such as swimmer's ear or ear canal infections). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics.

This medication treats only bacterial ear infections. It will not work for other types of ear infections. Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.

How to Use This Medication

This medication is given into the infected ear(s) by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually as a single dose.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better in 7 days or if it gets worse.

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