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General Information on Ciprodex
Ciprodex, with the active ingredients ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone, is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the effective treatment of bacterial ear infections. The presence of dexamethasonem, which is a steroid, makes it a vital ingredient in lessening the inflammation triggered due to an infection
Ciprodex® Otic contains 0.3% ciprofloxacin and 0.15 dexamethasone and 0.1 mg benzalkonium chloride as a preservative.
Ciprofloxacin kills the bacteria by hampering the growth of essential proteins on which the bacteria survives.
Ciprodex contains an antibacterial agent along with the anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, dexamethasone. Therefore, a person suffering from ear pain is can buy Ciprodex for getting relief from discomfort if the doctor prescribes it.
Side effects of Ciprodex
Ciprodex contains ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone as active ingredients and sodium chloride, acetic acid, hydroxyethyl cellulose, boric acid, edetate disodium, tyloxapol, sodium acetate and purified water as inactive ingredients. The use of this drug is prohibited if a person is allergic to any of the ingredients. An allergic reaction to Ciprodex can aggravate ear pain and cause skin irritation.
In severe cases, a person allergic to any of the ingredients present in Ciprodex may have a breathing difficulty and swelling in and around the tongue, lips, or face, or hives.
Pregnant women or women trying to conceive are not known to suffer from any adverse effects due to the use of Ciprodex as it is a pregnancy category C drug. However, it is advisable to first consult a doctor if you are pregnant during your treatment with this drug. Although the drug is not known to pass into breast milk, breastfeeding mothers are recommended to talk to their doctor before they go ahead and buy Ciprodex.
In some cases, people using Ciprodex may also report ear discharge or ear drainage. The discomfort may sometimes worsen when the ingredients of the drug cause an allergic reaction in the patient.
Dosage of Ciprodex
Doctors usually recommend the administration of Ciprodex ear drops twice a day, with a gap of 12 hours between 2 doses. However, the actual dosage may vary depending on the condition of the patient who is advised to take the drug.
Ciprodex should be kept away from the eyes and mouth as its use is appropriate only for lessening ear pain.
Ciprodex ear drops should be first warmed by holding it in the hands for a few minutes as inserting cold ear drops in your ears can cause dizziness.
It is best to ask someone else to administer the drops in your ears. Tilting the head slightly will make the administering the drops more convenient. A person using the drops is advised to keep the head tilted for a minimum of 60 seconds to let the drug fully penetrate the ear.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.