GENERIC NAME: HYDROCORTISONE/PRAMOXINE/CHLOROXYLENOL DROPS - OTIC (HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone/pram-OX-een/klor-oh-ZIGH-len-ol)
BRAND NAME(S): Cortane-B, Exotic-HC, Otomar-HC
USES: This combination medication is used to treat outer ear infections (e.g., swimmer's ear). This product contains 3 medications. Hydrocortisone is a steroid that helps to decrease the redness, swelling, and itching. Pramoxine is an anesthetic that helps to decrease pain and itching by blocking the nerve signals. Chloroxylenol works by stopping the growth of bacteria and fungus.
HOW TO USE: First, clean and dry the outer ear.To make sure that the right amount of medication is given, and to avoid touching the ear with the dropper, have another person insert the drops if possible. To lower the risk of dizziness, hold the container in your hand for a few minutes to warm it.To apply ear drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Hold the dropper directly over the ear, and place the prescribed number of drops into the ear canal, usually 3 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. To help the drops roll into the ear of an adult, hold the earlobe up and back. In children, hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for about 5 minutes or insert a soft cotton plug if so directed. Your doctor may direct you to give this medication in another way by placing a cotton wick in the ear canal and moistening it with the prescribed number of drops. The wick should be replaced at least once a day. Repeat for the other ear if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the cap after use.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue using it for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping this medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Do not use in the eye.Tell your doctor if your condition persists for more than 10 days or if it worsens.
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