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Biomycetin Ear Drop

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Overview

Introduction of Biomycetin Ear Drop

Biomycetin Ear Drop is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is instilled in the ear to treat infections of the ear caused by bacteria. It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems.

Biomycetin Ear Drop helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the ear. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other medication to the same ear. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening. It is active against many types of bacteria. However, it will not work for other types of ear infections (eg. viral) and therefore, should only be used if prescribed by your doctor. Unnecessary use of this antibiotic can lead to unpleasant side effects and a decrease in its effectiveness in the future. Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include temporary ear discomfort after administration. Inform your doctor if this persists or if your condition worsens. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. This medicine should not be used for longer than one week.

Uses of Biomycetin Ear Drop

Biomycetin Ear Drop side effects

Common
  • Ear discomfort

How to use Biomycetin Ear Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside ear.

How Biomycetin Ear Drop works

Biomycetin Ear Drop is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria that cause ear infections. It does so by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does not directly kill the bacteria, but prevents them from increasing in numbers, and eventually clears up the ear infection.

Biomycetin Ear Drop related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biomycetin Ear Drop is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biomycetin Ear Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Biomycetin Ear Drop for the treatment of bacterial infections of the ear.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your ear, to avoid contamination.
  • It should not be used for longer than one week.
  • Lie with the affected ear uppermost for at least ten minutes after putting the drops to avoid the drops running out.
  • Discard after 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Biomycetin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altimic, Actovis Plus, Mycovit-OD
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ansurose
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vandol, Amidol, Tempsol
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Biomycetin

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I have ear pain. Which tablet or ear drop should i take ?
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
visit ent specialist near you for proper examination as it can be due to ear drum or ear canal infection
I'm suffering by ear pain from 3days. I'm using oil to cool but it's gives some sounds on ear inside. What can I do now
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Can be due to wax or infection Visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
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FAQs

Q. How long does Biomycetin takes to work?

Usually, Biomycetin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Biomycetin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Biomycetin when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Biomycetin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References
  1. MacDougall C, Chambers HF. Protein Synthesis Inhibitors and Miscellaneous Antibacterial Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1526-29.
  2. Chambers HF, Deck DH. Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin, Chloramphenicol, Streptogramins, & Oxazolidiones. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 802-803.
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