Medicine Supply Notification: Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops.

MSN/2022/009

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 15th February 2022

  • Ciprofloxacin 0.3% / dexamethasone 0.1% ear drops are out of stock until mid-March 2022.
  • Cetraxal Plus® (ciprofloxacin 0.3%, fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%), the only other licensed ear drop
    containing ciprofloxacin with a steroid component, remains available and can support a partial uplift in
    demand.
  • Cetraxal® (ciprofloxacin 0.2%) ear drops also remain available and can support a full uplift in demand.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. This update is uploaded on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website. To register, you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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