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What should I know about ciprofloxacin-hydrocortisone?

Before taking ciprofloxacin-hydrocortisone to treat an outer ear infection caused by susceptible bacteria, it's important to know about possible side effects and drug interactions. Make sure that your doctor knows about medications you are currently taking for other medical conditions. The following medications may need to be adjusted while using ciprofloxacin-hydrocortisone: acarbose, acecainide, acetohexamide, aldesleukin, alosetron, amiodarone, azimilide, bupropion, chlorpropamide, disopyramide, dofetilide, eltrombopag, encainide, flecainide, glimepiride, glipizide, gliquidone, glyburide, guar gum, ibutilide, insulin, insulin aspart, insulin glulisine, insulin lispro, lidocaine, metformin, mexiletine, miglitol, moricizine, procainamide, propafenone, quetiapine, quinidine, ranolazine, sematilide, simvastatin, sotalol, tedisamil, theophylline, tocainide, tolazamide, and tolbutamide.

Other medications can increase certain side effects. These medications include: betamethasone, chloroquine, clozapine, colestipol, corticotropin, cosyntropin, cyclosporine, dexamethasone, diclofenac, dutasteride, erlotinib, fludrocortisone, fosphenytoin, gallamine, hydrocortisone, itraconazole, licorice, metocurine, olanzapine, phenytoin, primidone, rasagiline, ropinirole, ropivacaine, saiboku-to, sevelamer and warfarin. Ciprofloxacin-hydrocortisone should not be used if you are currently taking tizanidine, have recently received a rotavirus vaccine (live) or have certain viral ear infections, such as varicella or herpes simplex.

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