Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone

Information about Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone

Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone Uses

Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of eye infection with inflammation.

How Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone works

Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone is a combination of two medicines: Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. This treats your infection. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause redness, swelling and itching.

Common side effects of Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone

Eye irritation, Eye discomfort
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Available Medicine for Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone

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Biocip DBiochem Pharmaceutical Industries
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Cipcos DTechnopharm Pvt Ltd
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Larcip DLark Laboratories Ltd
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Swiflox DInd Swift Laboratories Ltd
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Expert advice for Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone

  • Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone is used for the treatment of bacterial infection and inflammation of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Frequently asked questions for Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone

Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone

Q. What is Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone?

Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone is a combination of two medicines: Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone. It is used to treat bacterial infections of eye. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria in the eye by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Q. Is it safe to use Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone?

Yes, Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted common side effects like eye irritation, eye discomfort and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.

Q. What precautions need to be taken while using these eye drops?

Before using ciprofloxacin, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you might be having. Let him know if you are allergic to ciprofloxacin or other quinolones (e.g., levofloxacin, moxifloxacin). This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Q. Can the use of Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. How long should you wait for before putting the other eye drops?

If you are putting in more than one drop or more than one type of eye drop, wait for five minutes before putting the next drop in. Doing this will allow the first drop to get absorbed into the eye.

Q. How long does Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone takes to work?

Usually, Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop taking Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ciprofloxacin+Dexamethasone?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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