If you are like most people, administering ear drops is not an everyday activity for you. It is important to follow dosing and administration instructions. The first step in understanding how to use CIPRODEX® Otic is knowing what kind of ear infection you are treating: there are different instructions for Outer Ear Canal Infections (Swimmer’s Ear) and Middle Ear Infections with Tubes.
What kind of ear infection are you treating?
Outer Ear Canal Infection (acute otitis externa) is an infection of the ear canal, the tube that extends from the entrance of the ear to the eardrum. It is important that you follow the instructions below for Outer Ear Canal Infection, to allow CIPRODEX® Otic to enter the affected part of your ear.
Middle Ear Infection with Tubes occurs behind the eardrum in the middle ear when a tympanostomy tube is present in the eardrum. It is important that you follow the instructions below for Middle Ear Infection with Tubes to allow CIPRODEX® Otic to enter the affected part of your ear.
You never know when ear infections may happen, but it is important to make time for treatment2,3. For either Outer Ear Canal Infection or Middle Ear Infection with Tubes, CIPRODEX® Otic ear drops should be given twice a day in affected part of your ear for 7 days, according to your doctor's instructions. It is very important to use the ear drops for as long as your doctor tells you to—even if the symptoms improve.
Help keep track of your doses with the CIPRODEX® Otic Dosing Card.
*Terms and Conditions: Limitations apply. For commercially insured patients. Up to a $135 cap per bottle. Patient will be responsible for any co-pay once limit per bottle is reached. This offer is not valid under Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Not valid for cash-paying patients. Novartis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice. Offer expires [9/30/2017].