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Composition for C-DROPS

Ciprofloxacin Topical(NA)

food interaction for C-DROPS

alcohol interaction for C-DROPS

pregnancy interaction for C-DROPS

lactation interaction for C-DROPS

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take C-drops eye drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
C-drops eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
C-drops eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ciprofloxacin Topical(NA)


C-drops eye drop is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as ear infections, acute inflammation of external auditory canal (otitis externa) and acute inflammation of middle ear (otitis media), sinus infections, eye infections like inflammation of conjunctiva (conjunctivitis), corneal ulcers and inflammation of eyelids (blepheritis) and other skin and soft tissue infections.

How it works

Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of medication called as fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Ciprofloxacin inhibits bacterial reproduction by inhibiting DNA formation, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Altered taste, Ear pain, Eye deposits, Skin rash, Skin redness, Stinging sensation, Burning sensation


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Expert advice for C-DROPS

  • Consult a doctor if you notice first signs of a skin rash or any other allergic symptoms like red, raised, pale itch skin (urticarial hives), sudden swelling of face, throat or eyelids, breathing problems after starting treatment with the ciprofloxacin topical.
  • Tell your doctor if you are an elderly and using corticosteroids before using ciprofloxacin topical.
  • Prolonged use of ciprofloxacin topical may cause other infections, inform your doctor if your symptoms get worse or suddenly return.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after using ciprofloxacin eye drops as it may cause blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to ciprofloxacin, other quinolones or any of its ingredients. 
  • Patients with ear and eye infection caused by fungus or virus.

Frequently asked questions for C-DROPS

Ciprofloxacin Topical

Q. Is ciprofloxacin topical safe/ banned?
Ciprofloxacin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is ciprofloxacin topical sulfa based/ a penicillin?
No. Ciprofloxacin topical belong to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It does not contain penicillin or sulpha.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)