Ciprofloxacin 0.3% Eye/Ear Drops is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below:
Corneal Ulcers: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Bacterial Conjunctivitis: Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae. It is also indicated in the treatment of keratitis, kerato-conjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharo-conjunctivitis, dacryocistitis, prophylaxis of ocular infections due to Neisseria gonorrhea or Chlamydia trachomatis, prevention of ocular infections after removal of a corneal or physical agent before or after ocular surgery.
Ear: Otitis externa, acute otitis media, chronic suppurative otitis media. Prophylaxis in otic surgeries such as mastoid surgery.
Dosage & Administration
- Corneal Ulcers: The recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of corneal ulcers is two drops into the affected eye every 15 minutes for the first 6 hours and then two drops into the affected eye every 30 minutes for the remainder of the first day. On the second day, instill 2 drops in the affected eye hourly. On the third through the fourteenth day, place two drops in the affected eye every four hours. Treatment may be continued after 14 days if corneal re-epithelization has not been occurred.
- Bacterial Conjunctivitis: The recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis is one or two drops instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every two hours while awake for two days and one or two drops every four hours while awake for the next five days.
Ear: For all infections, 2-3 drops every 2-3 hours initially, reducing the frequency of the instillation with control of infection. Treatment should be continued at least 7 days.
Pregnancy & Lactation
pregnancy: Do not use unless the potential benefits outweigh the potential risk during pregnancy. It is not known whether excretion in human milk occurs following topical ophthalmic administration.
lactation: Caution should be exercised in the nursing mothers.