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Condition: Other
6/9/2015 4:02:55 PM

Reviewer: Betc, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication caused severe pain, tinnitus, and hearing loss after two days use. I had neuralgia pain on one side of my head, which I would rate a nine out of ten on pain scale. I had otitis external and media which caused ear drum perforationn. As soon as the ENT started me on Ciprodex severe pain and vertigo started. I ended at the ER and switched to a different otic antibiotic and oral. By th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/9/2015 2:59:49 PM

Reviewer: sleepyheadzzz, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
In the past the drops have gotten rid of infection but the last 2 times I used them I've ended up with dried residue in my ear, which can be quite painful. This time I've ended up with dried reside again and I also feel like the infection has returned. My MD no longer prescribes cirprodex because of repeated infections and issues with the residue. A trip for those with residue, the E ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/15/2014 1:44:10 PM

Reviewer: MagentaViolet, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
These drops caused one of the most excruciating reactions i have ever experienced. I was prescribed them with oral antibiotics for an outer ear infection in my right ear. I had severe pain and swelling down the canal. I used one does of these drops and it jammed up my ear completely, so much that I felt my canal had collapsed on itself, and I returned to urgent care again. I had hearing loss, ring ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/5/2014 10:27:25 PM

Reviewer: fancygoldfish, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After using sweet oil for a wax build up in ear per the advise of a nurse, I ended up with a swollen, irritated outer ear and possibly infection. Urgent care doctor prescribed Ciprodex. It is the medicine from hell! After 4 treatments in 2 days, I am in excruciating pain from jaw to temple and have significant hearing loss. You're not supposed to stop incomplete for a course of antibiotics, bu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/4/2014 6:23:28 AM

Reviewer: TRich, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a problem with my ear being what I called clogged. So the dr. Prescribed this med for me. I found it didn't work just clogged it even more and after 4 days of using it nothing had changed. I started to use a tool to clean my ear not a q-tip and hydrogen porixide and now I can hear.

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