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Chlorodex (Sun) Information

Chlorodex (Sun) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Drops. Other than this, Chlorodex (Sun) has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Chlorodex (Sun). Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Chlorodex (Sun) also has some side effects, the most common being Eye Pain, Eye itching, Eye Inflammation. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Chlorodex (Sun) as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Chlorodex (Sun) normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Chlorodex (Sun) is Severe for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Chlorodex (Sun) related warnings talks about Chlorodex (Sun)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Chlorodex (Sun) is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Allergy as it can result in adverse effects.

Drug interactions for Chlorodex (Sun) have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Chlorodex (Sun) is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Chlorodex (Sun) Benefits & Uses

Chlorodex (Sun) is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Chlorodex (Sun) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 drop
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Ciprofloxacin / Dexamethasone: 0.3%, 0.1% ear drop
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 drop
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Ciprofloxacin / Dexamethasone: 0.3%, 0.1% ear drop
Adult
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 drop
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Ciprofloxacin / Dexamethasone: 0.3%, 0.1% ear drop
Geriatric
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 drop
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Ciprofloxacin / Dexamethasone: 0.3%, 0.1% ear drop
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 drop
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Ciprofloxacin / Dexamethasone: 0.3%, 0.1% ear drop, dose for children older than 6 month

Chlorodex (Sun) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Chlorodex (Sun) safe for pregnant women?


    Chlorodex has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Chlorodex without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Chlorodex (Sun) safe during breastfeeding?


    Chlorodex does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Chlorodex (Sun) on the Kidneys?


    In the absence of any research, there are no known side effects of Chlorodex on kidneys.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Chlorodex (Sun) on the Liver?


    Information about safety of Chlorodex for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Chlorodex (Sun) on the Heart?


    Information about safety of Chlorodex for heart is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    Unknown


Severe Interaction of Chlorodex (Sun) with Other Drugs

Chlorodex (Sun) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Chlorodex (Sun) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Chlorodex (Sun) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Chlorodex (Sun)

  • Is this Chlorodex (Sun) habit forming or addictive?


    Chlorodex (Sun) is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Chlorodex (Sun) since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Chlorodex (Sun) only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Chlorodex (Sun) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Chlorodex (Sun) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Chlorodex (Sun)


    Taking Chlorodex (Sun) with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Chlorodex (Sun)


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Chlorodex (Sun).

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Chlorodex (Sun)

Question over 5 years ago

How does Chlorodex work?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Chlorodex is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It works by inhibiting the bacterial cell division for this it stops the working of enzyme which is responsible for cell division. It is effective against a large number of bacteria, even those bacteria which is other drugs to resistant.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Chlorodex with ibuprofen?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

It is recommended to avoid taking Chlorodex with ibuprofen, because it may increase the risk of side effects associated with the central nervous system. Hence you must consult a doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Chlorodex with warfarin?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Chlorodex should not be taken together. Harmful drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. Please let your doctor know that you are on warfarin if he/she has prescribed Chlorodex to you.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Chlorodex for pseudomonas infection?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, you can take Chlorodex for pseudomonas infection. It is active against them. However, sometimes the bacteria acquires resistance against Chlorodex. Please consult your doctor before taking Chlorodex for the above-mentioned infection.

Question over 5 years ago

What are the foods to be avoided when taking Chlorodex?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Do not take Chlorodex along with dairy products such as milk or yogurt or calcium-containing foods. Dairy products may affect the absorption of the medicine directly affecting the efficacy of this drug. Hence, avoid taking Chlorodex with calcium-rich foods.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 579-584

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 362-366

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 289

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Decadron® (dexamethasone)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hemady™ (dexamethasone)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hexadrol® (dexamethasone sodium phosphate)



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