2nd October 2019


What do you do when you put ear drops in your eye?

Medicines labeled otic are for ears, not eyes. If you accidentally put ear drops into your eyes, you will quickly know that something is very wrong. Your eyes will burn and sting right away, and later you might notice redness, swelling, and blurred vision. However, ear drops should never be used in the eyes.

Keeping this in view, can you use eye drops in the ear?

Once opened, ciprofloxacin drops should not be kept for longer than 4 weeks. Ciprofloxacin eye drops (Ciloxan 0.3%) are the most commonly used preparation in the UK for ear infection. It is safe for ciprofloxacin eye drops to be used in the ears as well. If you are concerned, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

What are the side effects of ear drops?

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Floxin Otic including:
  • an allergic reaction,
  • skin rash,
  • ear drainage or discharge,
  • tingling or numbness,
  • hearing changes, or.
  • worsening pain.

How long do you lay down after ear drops?

Wipe away drops that spill onto the skin of the ear lobe with a clean tissue. Remain lying down with the infected ear upward for 5 minutes. You may pump the drops in by using slight pressure on the front of the ear. Put the dropper into the bottle and tighten the cap.
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