Active substances: Ciprofloxacin
These include feeling or being sick nausea or vomiting, or as your doctor advises. However, Bruce D. How to use the eye ointment Put just over 1 centimetre of ointment on the affected eye 2 or 3 times a day, it is OK to use the ear or eyedrops or the eye ointment.
How to use the eye ointment Put just over 1 centimetre of ointment on the affected eye 2 or 3 times a day, or as your doctor advises. Hold the tube with the nozzle close to your eye and gently squeeze the ointment into the space between your lower lid and your eye.
How to use the eardrops Put up to 5 drops into the affected ear twice a day, or as your doctor advises. Warm the drops by holding the container in your hands for a few minutes. Tilt your head and bring the container up to the affected ear, with the open end close to your ear hole.
Squeeze the drops into your ear. If you can, lie down for at least 5 minutes afterwards. If you are only treating 1 ear, turn your head to one side, so your affected ear is towards the ceiling.
What if I forget to take it?
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's nearly time for your next dose. In this case, just skip the missed dose and take your next one as normal.
Make sure you finish your full course of antibiotics. Do not have a double dose to make up for a missed dose. You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to remember your medicines What if I take or use too much?
If you're using the eye ointment or the eye or eardrops, do not worry if you accidentally use a bit too much. This usually will not cause any problems. These include feeling or being sick nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea and a pounding or irregular hearbeat.
If you have epilepsy, you might have seizures or fits. Urgent advice: Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if: your child takes too much ciprofloxacin you take 2 extra doses of ciprofloxacin or more you've taken too much ciprofloxacin and are getting side effects 5.
Side effects Like all medicines, ciprofloxacin can cause side effects although not everyone gets them.
Common side effects Common side effects of ciprofloxacin happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Tell your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away: feeling sick nausea after taking the tablets or liquid diarrhoea after taking the tablets or liquid red or uncomfortable eye with a stinging, burning or gritty feeling after using the eyedrops or ointment bad taste in the mouth with the eyedrops or ointment white specks on the surface of your eye after using the eyedrops or ointment Serious side effects Very few people taking or using ciprofloxacin have serious side effects.
They are less likely to happen with the eyedrops, eye ointment or eardrops. These serious side effects can happen in less than 1 in 100 people. McArdell, Marc J. Suter, and, Walter Giger.