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Cetraxal Side Effects

In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Cetraxal included ear pain, fungal ear infections, and itching in the ear. Serious reactions, while not as common, can also occur when using these ear drops. Tell a healthcare provider right away if you experience a skin rash, wheezing, or worsening ear pain.

An Introduction to Cetraxal Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Cetraxal® (ciprofloxacin ear drops) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Cetraxal. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Cetraxal

Cetraxal has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were carefully documented. The most commonly reported side effects, occurring in 2 to 3 percent of people, included:
  • Ear pain when the medication was instilled into the ear
  • Itching in the ear
  • Fungal ear infections
  • Headache.

Side Effects to Report

Potentially serious Cetraxal side effects that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately include:
  • Severe or persistent ear irritation, or pain that does not go away or that gets worse with repeated Cetraxal use
  • White patches in your mouth or throat, which could be signs of a fungal or yeast infection
  • Any skin rash
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Cetraxal Medication Information

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