GENERIC NAME: FLUMETHASONE With CLIOQUINOL EAR DROPS (flew-METH-uh-sown with klye-oh-KWIN-ohl)
HOW TO USE: This drug is for use in the ear only. Learn proper ear cleaning and device usage techniques. Consult your doctor and pharmacist. Hold container in the hand for a few minutes if it has been refrigerated in order to warm it. To avoid contamination of the device do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface. For accuracy, have another person insert the drops for you if possible. To apply ear drops, wash hands first, then completely clean the ear canal. The usual dose is 2 to 3 drops twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward and place the prescribed number of drops into the ear. To help the drops roll into the ear (for adults) hold the earlobe up and back or (for children) hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the ear tilted for about two minutes so the medicine will be well absorbed or insert a soft cotton plug if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace cap after use. For best results, this medication must be used routinely as directed. Continue using it for the full time prescribed. Stopping this medication too soon may result in reinfection.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stinging during use may occur. If this reaction persists or worsens, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: rash, redness, itching, swelling, severe pain of the ear. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: vision problems, headache, increased thirst, increased urination. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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