ear drops (Cetraxal®
) are a prescription medication used to treat bacterial infections of the outer ear or ear canal, known medically as acute otitis externa. This type of ear infection
is sometimes called "swimmer's ear."
Just like any medicine, ciprofloxacin ear drops may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
The most common side effects seen with ciprofloxacin ear drops include:
- Ear pain
- Itching in the ear
- Fungal infections in the ear