GENERIC NAME: FRAMYCETIN-GRAMICIDIN-DEXAMETHASONE DROPS - OPHTHALMIC/OTIC (fram-eye-SEAT-in/gram-ih-SYE-din/dex-uh-METH-uh-sown)
USES: This medication is used to treat certain eye or ear infections/conditions.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection. If allergies/swelling are being treated, then stopping too soon may result in a return of symptoms. EYE: To apply eye drops, wash hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place dropper directly over eye and administer the prescribed number of drops (maximum of two). Look downward and gently close your eye for 1-2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace cap after usage. If you are using another kind of eye drop, wait at least five minutes before applying other medications. EAR: To apply ear drops, wash hands first. Follow same rules to avoid contamination as noted above. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Place the dropper directly over the ear and administer the prescribed number of drops. To help the drops roll into the ear (for adults) hold the ear lobe up and back or (for children) hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for about two minutes or insert a soft cotton plug if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace cap after use.
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