OTIPRIO is a prescription medicine for the treatment of bilateral otitis media with effusion in children 6 months and older who need ear tubes
When giving post-surgery ear drops
What is OTIPRIO?
OTIPRIO—the first and only single-dose antibiotic treatment given by your child’s doctor during ear tube surgery
OTIPRIO contains a quinolone antibacterial medicine called ciprofloxacin [sip”ro-flok’sah-sin].
OTIPRIO is used in children 6 months and older who have bilateral otitis media with effusion (fluid buildup of the middle ear) and need ear tubes. It is not known if OTIPRIO is safe and effective in children under 6 months of age.
OTIPRIO is not for children who are allergic to ciprofloxacin, quinolones, or any of the ingredients in OTIPRIO.
Giving your child antibiotic drops can be challenging
According to medical guidelines, antibiotic ear drops are often prescribed after ear tube surgery. And like a lot of parents, you may find it a struggle to give your child ear drops multiple times a day over many days.
How OTIPRIO works
OTIPRIO changes from a liquid to a gel when it is inside the middle ear. This temperature-sensitive technology helps OTIPRIO stay in place.
If use of OTIPRIO causes continuous growth of bacteria and fungi that are resistant to antibiotics, your child’s healthcare professional will treat your child’s infection with a different medication.
The most common side effects that occurred during the testing of OTIPRIO include: swelling of the nasal passages (nasopharyngitis), irritability, and runny nose (rhinorrhea).