Cetraxal Warnings and Precautions
Cetraxal is not the best choice for everyone. For example, people who are allergic to any of the drug's ingredients should not use these ear drops. To reduce the risk of problems, talk to your healthcare provider about the warnings and precautions that apply to you before using Cetraxal. Also, consult your healthcare provider if your ear infection doesn't improve or gets worse.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Cetraxal® (ciprofloxacin ear drops) if you have any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Precautions and Warnings With CetraxalSome warnings and precautions to be aware of with this product include the following:
- Cetraxal is an ear drop and should only be used in the ears. Do not take it by mouth, put it in your nose or eyes, or apply it to your skin.
- Cetraxal does not kill all the different types of organisms that may cause ear infections. Therefore, if your infection seems to get worse, or if it has not improved within a week, talk to your healthcare provider. You may need a different medication.
- Although some temporary ear irritation, such as a mild burning or pain, is to be expected when you use Cetraxal, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if extreme or persistent irritation occurs.
- This medication may cause a fungal or yeast infection. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience persistent discomfort or itching in your ears or notice pus coming from your ears. Also contact your healthcare provider if you notice white patches in your mouth or throat.
- This product is unlikely to react with other medications (see Cetraxal Drug Interactions).
- Cetraxal is a pregnancy Category C medication, which means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Cetraxal and Pregnancy for more information).
- It is unknown if Cetraxal passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider before starting treatment (see Cetraxal and Breastfeeding).