Comparing Oral Moxifloxacin and Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops Versus Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops Only in Patients with Active Mucosal Chronic Otitis Media

  • Amir Ali Khan Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Umar Asim Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Syed Tehmina Rehman Shahida Islam Medical and Dental College, Lodhran Pakistan
  • Syed Furrukh Nadeem Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Usman Rafique Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ahmed Khan CMH Mardan
Keywords: Chronic otitis media (COM), Chronic supportive otitis media (CSOM), Ciprofloxacin, Moxifloxacin, Otorrhoea, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Abstract

Objective: To compare the effects of Oral Moxifloxacin and topical antibiotic ear drops in patients with active mucosal chronic otitis media.

Study Design: Comparative prospective study.

Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur, from May 2018 to Apr 2020.

Methodology: A total of 100 patients with Active (mucosal) Chronic Otitis Media were included in the study. These patients were divided into two groups. The first group received oral Moxifloxacin and topical Ciprofloxacin ear drops, while the second group only received topical ciprofloxacin ear drops. Clinical success was compared in both groups regarding patients becoming asymptomatic and having a dry ear on examination.

Results: 45(90%) patients in combined treatment while 35 (70%) in the topical ciprofloxacin ear drops group became asymptomatic. The Chi-square test was applied (6.25). The p-value was .124. We found that oral Moxifloxacin, in addition to topical Ciprofloxacin ear drops, is a superior treatment option in decreasing the symptoms of tubotympanic chronic otitis media (COM) than the topical ciprofloxacin ear drops when used alone.

Conclusion: Moxifloxacin is an effective drug in controlling symptoms of tubotympanic chronic supportive otitis media, and its combination with topical ciprofloxacin ear drops is superior to the ciprofloxacin ear drops when used alone.

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Published
2022-06-26
How to Cite
Khan, A., Asim, M., Rehman, S., Nadeem, S., Rafique, U., & Khan, M. (2022). Comparing Oral Moxifloxacin and Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops Versus Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops Only in Patients with Active Mucosal Chronic Otitis Media. PAFMJ, 72(3), 948-51. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i3.5261
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