Ciprodex (as a combination product containing Ciprofloxacin, Dexamethasone)

Name: Ciprodex (as a combination product containing Ciprofloxacin, Dexamethasone)

Why is this medication prescribed?

Ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic is used to treat outer ear infections in adults and children and acute (suddenly occurring) middle ear infections in children with ear tubes. Ciprofloxacin is in a class of medications called quinolone antibiotics. Dexamethasone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. The combination of ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone works by killing the bacteria that cause infection and reducing swelling in the ear.

In case of emergency/overdose

If someone swallows ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone otic, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

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