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Drug Interactions With Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops

Very little of the medication in ciprofloxacin ear drops is expected to reach the bloodstream, so drug interactions are unlikely. However, the medicine hasn't been studied with every possible drug, which means that interactions could be discovered in the future. To minimize any potential complications, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medications or supplements before starting treatment.

Do Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops Interact With Other Drugs?

Ciprofloxacin ear drops (Cetraxal®) are a prescription medication approved for the treatment of acute otitis externa, or bacterial infections of the outer ear and ear canal. These drops do not have any known drug interactions.
Ciprofloxacin ear drops are used in the ear, and very little of the medication is expected to be absorbed into the body. Because only small amounts of the drug (if any) would be found in the blood after use, the drops will likely not interact with other medications.
Although this product does not appear to interact with other drugs, it is probably a good idea to limit your use of other ear drops when using ciprofloxacin ear drops, unless your healthcare provider tells you it is okay.
If you do use other ear drops, you may not be able to use them at the same time as ciprofloxacin ear drops. Ask your healthcare provider about the best way to use other ear drops with ciprofloxacin ear drops.

Final Thoughts

At this time, it seems unlikely that ciprofloxacin ear drops would cause drug interactions. No drug interactions have been identified with this medication to date, and very little of it is expected to be absorbed into the body.
However, this does not necessarily mean that there really are no drug interactions with ciprofloxacin ear drops. This medication has not been studied with every possible drug, and interactions may be discovered at a later date.
It is a good idea to make sure all of your healthcare providers have a complete list of all your medications. Therefore, you should always tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you take, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, vitamins, or herbal supplements, even if you believe they will not react with other medicines.
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