Cetraxal® (ciprofloxacin ear drops) is a prescription drug used to treat infections of the outer ear, also known as otitis externa or "swimmer's ear." Ciprofloxacin otic solution is the generic name for Cetraxal. "Otic" is a medical term referring to the ear; not surprisingly, this term is often found in the name of ear medications.
Cetraxal ear drops are used twice a day for seven days. Most people are able to use them without any problems, but side effects have been known to occur. The most commonly reported reactions include headache, ear itching, and ear pain.
(To learn more about this drug, click Cetraxal. This article looks at how Cetraxal works, who can take it, other potential side effects, and what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)