Have a patient with otitis externa? Thinking about prescribing them Cipro drops?
Cipro otic drops are very expensive. I get more calls from the pharmacy and/or a patient about the Cipro otic drops not being covered by insurance then almost any other medication. The cost? $200+!
It is absolutely ridiculous. I had otitis externa while in Costa Rica, the doctor down there dispensed Cipro otic drops to me. The cost? $20….
Cipro is expensive, there are cheaper alternatives.
Consider Cortisporin or Ofloxacin drops instead, they are usually covered and much cheaper!
Remember, Cortisporin is not safe if there is a perforation while Ofloxacin is though!