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Ciloxan (Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic) - Summary



(ciprofloxacin HCl ophthalmic solution)
0.3% as base

CILOXAN® (ciprofloxacin HCl ophthalmic solution) is a synthetic, sterile, multiple dose, antimicrobial for topical ophthalmic use. Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial active against a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative ocular pathogens.

CILOXAN Ophthalmic Solution is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below:

Corneal Ulcers:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Serratia marcescens *
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus (Viridans Group)*
Haemophilus influenzae
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Streptococcus pneumoniae

*Efficacy for this organism was studied in fewer than 10 infections.

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Published Studies Related to Ciloxan (Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic)

Comparison of safety and efficacy of foam-based versus solution-based ciprofloxacin for acute otitis externa. [2010.10]
OBJECTIVE: To compare and evaluate the efficacy and safety of a foam-based antibiotic formulation in the treatment of acute otitis externa (AOE) with the more conventional solution-based formulation... CONCLUSION: Foam-based ciprofloxacin is a safe and an effective new treatment for AOE. Copyright (c) 2010 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

A single intraoperative sub-tenon's capsule injection of triamcinolone and ciprofloxacin in a controlled-release system for cataract surgery. [2009.07]
PURPOSE: To compare intraoperative injection of triamcinolone and ciprofloxacin in a controlled-release system (DuoCat) with prednisolone and ciprofloxacin eye drops after cataract surgery... CONCLUSIONS: One injection of DuoCat had a therapeutic response and ocular tolerance that were equivalent to conventional eye drops in controlling inflammation after cataract surgery. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00431028.).

Ocular penetration of levofloxacin, ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin in eyes with functioning filtering blebs: investigator masked, randomised clinical trial. [2008.03]
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To compare the penetration of levofloxacin, ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin in the aqueous humour of eyes with functioning filtering blebs... CONCLUSIONS: Topical levofloxacin penetrates better than ofloxacin or ciprofloxacin into the aqueous of eyes with functioning filtering blebs. The combination of topical and oral levofloxacin may be preferable in the treatment of bleb-associated infections (NCT 00392275; Clinical trials.gov).

Pharmacokinetics of topically applied ciprofloxacin in equine tears. [2007.11]
CONCLUSIONS: The pharmacokinetics of ciprofloxacin in normal horses are similar to those in rabbits and humans. Topical application of ciprofloxacin resulted in a mean tear concentration of ciprofloxacin that remained above the MIC(90) levels for most pathogenic bacteria for 6 h post administration.

Comparison of topical gatifloxacin 0.3% and ciprofloxacin 0.3% for the treatment of bacterial keratitis. [2006.02]
PURPOSE: To compare the bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of gatifloxacin and ciprofloxacin for the treatment of bacterial keratitis. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical trial... CONCLUSIONS: Gatifloxacin had a significantly better action against gram-positive cocci both in vitro and in vivo when compared with ciprofloxacin. In view of these organisms being the leading cause of keratitis worldwide, gatifloxacin may be a preferred alternative to ciprofloxacin as the first-line monotherapy in bacterial keratitis.

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Clinical Trials Related to Ciloxan (Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic)

Safety and Efficacy of Once-Daily Dosing of FoamOtic Cipro Compared to Twice-Daily Dosing of Ciloxan Ear Drops in Patients With Acute External Otitis [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to assess the Safety and Efficacy of Foam Otic Cipro (0. 3% Ciprofloxacin Otic Foam), used once-daily for 7 days for the treatment of Acute Diffuse Otitis Externa, compared to commercial ear drops used twice daily for 7 days.

Safety and Efficacy Study of Foam Otic Cipro Compared to a Standard Solution ( Ciloxan - Alcon Labs ) to Treat Acute Otitis Externa [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to assess the Safety and Efficacy of Foam Otic Cipro, a novel medication developed to treat Acute Diffuse Otitis Externa of bacterial origin. The working hypothesis is that Foam Otic Cipro is as effective as registered ear drops.

Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Ciprofloxacin (Inhaled) in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis [Completed]
To evaluate the change in forced expiratory volume (FEV1) from baseline to Day 28-30 between Cipro Inhale-treated and placebo-treated subjects after a 4-week treatment period.

Impact of Formulation on Ciprofloxacin Oral Absorption [Completed]
The purpose of this research is to see if certain tablet formulation factors affect oral drug absorption. Medications taken by mouth, such as tablets, need to be absorbed into the body in order to do any good. Tablets contain a drug, but also contain non-drug ingredients that are called excipients or fillers. Excipients in the tablet, and the way in which the tablet is manufactured, both can impact how much drug is absorbed into the body. That is, tablet formulation factors can cause a tablet to be effective or not effective. Tablets in this research contain the drug ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic to treat infections, such as lung infections. This drug is being used since it has low water solubility and is probably sensitive to tablet formulation factors.

Drug - Drug Interaction Study of Quinine Sulfate and Ciprofloxacin [Completed]
Ciprofloxacin is moderate inhibitor of cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2), one of the enzymes responsible for the metabolism of quinine. This study will evaluate the effect of ciprofloxacin-related inhibition of CYP1A2 on the pharmacokinetics of quinine sulfate.

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Reports of Suspected Ciloxan (Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Thrombocytopenia (4)Tendon Rupture (3)Purpura (3)Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (2)Nephrotic Syndrome (2)Arthralgia (2)Haemolytic Anaemia (2)Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (2)Mucosal Haemorrhage (1)Pain (1)more >>

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