What Is Cipro HC?
) is a prescription ear drop used to treat a medical condition called acute otitis externa, or more commonly, an outer ear infection
(also called "swimmer's ear"). It contains a combination of ciprofloxacin
, an antibiotic, and hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid medication.
Who Makes Cipro HC?
HC is made by Alcon.
How Does It Work?
Cipro HC contains a combination of ciprofloxacin and hydrocortisone. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic medication that belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. Fluoroquinolones interfere with a bacterial enzyme called DNA gyrase, which is needed by the bacteria to make DNA. Bacteria need to make DNA in order to multiply.
Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works to reduce inflammation and suppress the body's natural immune response to infection.