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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
This medicine is a quinolone antibiotic and corticosteroid combination used to treat inner ear infections in children who have tubes in the ear. It is also used to treat outer ear infections such as swimmer's ear. This medicine is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. This medicine should not be used to treat ear infections caused by viruses.
CIPROFLOXACIN (sip-roe-FLOX-a-sin) and DEXAMETHASONE (dex-a-METH-a-sone)
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using this medicine include discomfort, pain, or itching in the ear. If they continue or become bothersome check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience ringing in the ears, ear tingling, or decreased hearing. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.