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What should be done after putting Ciprodex otic in eye?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Question: i put one drop of ciprodex otic in my eye by mistake 15 minutes ago
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No problem will occur no need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that you applied ciprodex optic drops into ear accidently.
Ciprodex otic drops is antibiotic steroid drops used for treatment of ear infections. It contains ciprofloxavin an antibiotic and dexamethasone, steroid .
Most of the ear drops can be used for eye also and they come as eye/ ear drops. But few drops come exclusively for use only in eye or ear. The difference is in the preservative and the main ingredients remain the same.
However one drop of ciprodex optic will not cause any problem. You need to wash the eye with normal or cool water. If there is irritation use of artificial tears will provide symptomatic relief. If you have any symptoms like redness, itching... let me know.
Hence no need to worry.

You need to continue use of latanoprost eye drops and it is used for treatment of glaucoma.

Hope the information is helpful to you.


Thank you

With regards
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What should be done after putting Ciprodex otic in eye?

Brief Answer: No problem will occur no need to worry. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to health care magic I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye. It seems from the history that you applied ciprodex optic drops into ear accidently. Ciprodex otic drops is antibiotic steroid drops used for treatment of ear infections. It contains ciprofloxavin an antibiotic and dexamethasone, steroid . Most of the ear drops can be used for eye also and they come as eye/ ear drops. But few drops come exclusively for use only in eye or ear. The difference is in the preservative and the main ingredients remain the same. However one drop of ciprodex optic will not cause any problem. You need to wash the eye with normal or cool water. If there is irritation use of artificial tears will provide symptomatic relief. If you have any symptoms like redness, itching... let me know. Hence no need to worry. You need to continue use of latanoprost eye drops and it is used for treatment of glaucoma. Hope the information is helpful to you. Thank you With regards