A three-arm study is planned to evaluate children who had ear tubes placed without postoperative topical antibiotic drops and those who received Cortisporin or Ciprodex
Similar efficacy for Ciprodex was seen in a recent randomized, blinded multicenter trial in 396 otitis externa patients older than 1 year.
Ciprodex dosing for patients 6 months and older is four drops twice daily for 7 days.
There is some disagreement about whether a corticosteroid--contained in Ciprodex and Cortisporin but not Floxin--adds significant benefit.
Younis cited laboratory studies in which Ciprodex Otic was superior to Cortisporin Otic in resolving acute otitis externa and eradicating bacteria, and was superior to ofloxacin in clinical efficacy against acute otitis media with tubal otorrhea (Pediatrics [online] 113, 2004; www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/ full/113/1/e40; and Laryngoscope 113:2116-22, 2003).
In addition, he cited the low incidence of adverse effects from Ciprodex Otic based on data from 400 children with acute otitis media and tympanostomy tubes and 537 children with acute otitis externa.
In addition to offering a practical method for accessing information about Ciprodex
Otic and Moxeza Solution, DROPS101 features patient-managed customization tools, including onthe-spot prescription savings information eligible patients can take to the counter with a flash of a smartphone or tablet.
solution should be warmed in the hand for 1 or 2 minutes to avoid possible dizziness from instillation of a cold solution.
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Otic's treatment success.