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food interaction for CIPRO-CF SKIN CREAM

alcohol interaction for CIPRO-CF SKIN CREAM

pregnancy interaction for CIPRO-CF SKIN CREAM

lactation interaction for CIPRO-CF SKIN CREAM

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cipro cf skin cream 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.
Cipro cf skin cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ciprofloxacin Topical(0.5% w/w)


Ciprofloxacin topical 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
Clotrimazole Topical(1% w/w)


Clotrimazole topical is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina, mouth, ear and skin, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, thrush, or otitis externa (inflammation of outer ear).

How it works

Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin redness
Fluocinolone Topical(0.025% w/w)


Fluocinolone topical is used to treat skin conditions such as dermatoses (localized patch of skin discoloration without inflammation), eczema (patches of itchy, rough and inflamed skin), dermatitis (skin inflammation), seborrheic dermatitis (scaly patches or redness on skin), psoriasis of the scalp (red and itchy scales on skin of the scalp), allergies, rashes and other inflammatory skin conditions to reduce swelling, itching and redness of the skin. 

How it works

Fluocinolone belongs to the class of medications called as steroids. It prevents the release of the chemicals (prostaglandins, leukotrienes) in the body that cause inflammation and allergies. 

Common side effects

Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Burning sensation, Itching, Fever, Headache, Lightening of skin color, Skin peeling


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Expert advice for CIPRO-CF SKIN CREAM

  • 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 CIPRO-CF SKIN CREAM

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.

Clotrimazole Topical

Q. Is clotrimazole a steroid?
Clotrimazole is an imidazole antifungal medication and not a steroid. 

Fluocinolone Topical

 Q. Is fluocinolone a steroid?
Yes, fluocinolone is a steroid drug.
Q. Is available or sold over the counter?
No, fluocinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is fluocinolone the same as fluocinonide?
Fluocinolone and fluocinonide are two different drugs belonging to the same class. They are used for the same indications.
Q. Can fluocinolone topical cause hair growth?
Fluocinolone may cause hair growth at the site of application. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 01 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)