Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
161 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Does Ciprodex cause any side effects?

My 15 yr old son was given Ciprodex by our Physician for an ear infection. He was on the drops for 5 days and started having paralysis like symptoms on the right side of his face, to include his mouth. It is obvious when he tals, smiles and laughs. I have since stopped the medication and made an appt for him to go back to the doctor. Is this a temporary side effect?
Tue, 24 Nov 2020
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Ciprodex contains both ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone which is used to treat ear infections. This medicine also stops the swelling and itching that caused by the infection. Side effects of Ciprodex are allergic reactions like rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue, burning, redness etc; worsening ear pain, abnormal feeling in the ear, headache, ear pain or discomfort, unusual taste in mouth, changes in sensation and nerve damage, facial paralysis due to arteriosclerosis, seizures, stroke etc. Some investigations like MRI of brain, EEG etc should be done to exclude the causes.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Zubayer Alam, General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Ciprodex


Does Ciprodex cause any side effects?

Hi, Ciprodex contains both ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone which is used to treat ear infections. This medicine also stops the swelling and itching that caused by the infection. Side effects of Ciprodex are allergic reactions like rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue, burning, redness etc; worsening ear pain, abnormal feeling in the ear, headache, ear pain or discomfort, unusual taste in mouth, changes in sensation and nerve damage, facial paralysis due to arteriosclerosis, seizures, stroke etc. Some investigations like MRI of brain, EEG etc should be done to exclude the causes. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Zubayer Alam, General & Family Physician