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Cipro HC OTIC: Research

CIPRO® HC OTIC (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride and hydrocortisone otic suspension) contains the synthetic broad spectrum antibacterial agent, ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, combined with the anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, hydrocortisone, in a preserved, nonsterile suspension for otic use. Each mL of CIPRO® HC OTIC contains ciprofloxacin hydrochloride (equivalent to 2 mg ciprofloxacin), 10 mg hydrocortisone, and 9 mg benzyl alcohol as a preservative.

CIPRO® HC OTIC is indicated for the treatment of acute otitis externa in adult and pediatric patients, one year and older, due to susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Proteus mirabilis.

Researchers want to find out if a drug called Cipro® XR (ciprofloxacin extended-release) can help people with a complicated urinary tract infection caused by a kind of bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The study doctor will give Cipro XR to some people to see if it is safe and works to treat complicated urinary tract infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The study doctor will also gather information about using Cipro XR to treat complicated urinary tract infections caused by other bacteria. About 500 people with complicated urinary tract infections who are 18 years old and older will join this study. Cipro XR is approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections and acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis (inflammation of the kidney). The dose of Cipro XR used in this study (1000 mg a day for 7 to 14 days), has been shown to be safe and effective. This study is being done to gather more information on using this dose of Cipro XR for complicated urinary tract infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as by other bacteria.