Ciprodex Drug Interactions
Currently, there are no known drug interactions with Ciprodex. However, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking, as interactions may be discovered at a future date. Also, if you are using another type of ear drop, you may have to wait a certain amount of time before using Ciprodex.
An Overview of Interactions With CiprodexCiprodex® (ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone) is a prescription ear drop approved to treat infections of the middle ear (known medically as otitis media) in children with ear tubes, as well as infections of the outer ear (known medically as otitis externa, or more commonly as "swimmer's ear") in children and adults. It does not have any known drug interactions.
Ciprodex is a topical medication, applied directly into the ear. It combines an antibiotic (ciprofloxacin) to cure the infection with a corticosteroid (dexamethasone) to help relieve symptoms of the infection, such as ear swelling and itchiness. The medication mainly works on the ear's surface -- and very little of it is expected to be absorbed into the body. Because only very small amounts of Ciprodex, if any, would be found in the blood after use, it will likely not interact with other medications.
Although Ciprodex probably does not directly interact with other medicines, you may need to separate Ciprodex from other ear drops. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to space your ear drop medications if you are using more than one.
Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With CiprodexAt this time, it seems unlikely that Ciprodex would interact with any other medications. No drug interactions have been identified with this medication to date, and very little of it is expected to be absorbed into the body. However, this does not necessarily mean that there are really no drug interactions with Ciprodex. This medication has not been studied with every possible drug, and there may be interactions that are discovered at a later date.
It is a good idea to make sure your healthcare provider has a complete list of all your medications. Therefore, always tell your healthcare providers about any medication (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, vitamins, or herbal supplements) you are taking, even if you believe they will not interact with other medicines.