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USES: This medication is used to treat certain infections of the outer ear.

 
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Otocort

Uses
This medication is used to treat certain infections of the outer ear.
Notes
  • If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, consult your doctor.

Storage
  • This may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.


How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: For best effects, this medication must be used as directed.
  • Continue using it for the full time prescribed.
  • Stopping this medication too soon may not clear the infection and could possibly result in a reinfection.
  • Do not use this medication more often or continue to use it for longer than directed.
  • Apply ear drops to the affected ear(s) as follows: Wash hands first.
  • To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear.
  • If the medication has been refrigerated, hold the bottle in your hand for a few minutes to warm it.
  • Shake the container well for 10 seconds before using.
  • Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear up.
  • Place dropper directly over the ear and administer the prescribed number of drops.
  • To help the drops roll into the ear, in adults, hold the earlobe up and back and in children, hold the earlobe down and back.
  • Keep the head tilted for about two minutes or insert a soft cotton plug if directed to do so.
  • Do not rinse the dropper.

Side Effects
  • This medication may temporarily sting or burn your ear for a minute or two when applied.
  • If this continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you develop a skin rash, itching, burning, redness, swelling or pain in or around the ears while using this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any infections or allergies, especially to any antibiotics or sulfites.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Although unlikely, absorption into the body of the hydrocortisone in this product may occur during topical application.
  • Therefore, consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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