Biomycetin Ear Drop

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Introduction

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 (e.g. 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.

The most common side effect seen after administration is temporary ear discomfort. 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

Benefits of Biomycetin Ear Drop

In Ear infection

Biomycetin Ear Drop is used to treat ear infections caused by microorganisms such as bacteria. It stops the growth of infection causing microorganisms, thereby clearing the infection. It also helps relieve symptoms such as itching, redness, swelling and ear discharge. Therefore this medicine relieves the inflammation due to these infections.

You should use Biomycetin Ear Drop for as long as it is prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear, otherwise they may come back. Even after your infection is completely cured, you may have to use it occasionally to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Side effects of Biomycetin Ear Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Biomycetin

  • Ear discomfort

How to use Biomycetin Ear Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use 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.

Safety advice

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.
Breast feeding
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

What if you forget to take Biomycetin Ear Drop?

If you miss a dose of Biomycetin Ear Drop, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amphenicols
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Chloramphenicol

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, Farus, Feryz
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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Ear itchin. And redness during day time more and decreased hearing loss pain sensitive
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
It can be ear infection with fungal infection. Get your ear checked by as ENT specialist
Ear discharge because of swimming
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
It's infection in ear. Can be a hole in ear. Get your ear checked
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FAQs

Q. How long does Biomycetin Ear Drop takes to work?

Usually, Biomycetin Ear Drop 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 Ear Drop?

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 Ear Drop when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Biomycetin Ear Drop 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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47/1, 20th Km, Mysore Road Banglore - 560074
Country of origin: India

MRP
40.75
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5 ml in 1 packet
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