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Canazole 1% Ear Drop

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Canazole 1% Ear Drop is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal ear infection. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Canazole 1% Ear Drop is for external use only. Never use drops if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Wash your hands before using it. Follow the instructions given by your doctor and use it in the dose and duration suggested by the doctor.  Do not stop using it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better.

Some of the common side effects include ear discomfort. If the side effects bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way it works but talk to your doctor before using it if you have used a similar medicine before and had an allergic reaction. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed during pregnancy.

Uses of Canazole Ear Drop


Side effects of Canazole 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 Canazole

  • Ear discomfort

How to use Canazole 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 Canazole Ear Drop works

Canazole 1% Ear Drop is an antifungal medication which treats ear infections. It destroys the cell membrane of the fungi that cause superficial infections of the outer or middle ear, thereby killing them.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Canazole 1% Ear Drop is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Canazole 1% Ear Drop is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Canazole 1% Ear Drop to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • 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 eye/ear, to avoid contamination.
  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms haven't started to improve within two days of starting treatment, if they get worse during treatment or if you get another eye /ear infection.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the medication.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Canazole with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Karzine, Ostil, Prom
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pencil
LIFE-THREATENING

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. What is Canazole 1% Ear Drop? What is it used for?

Canazole 1% Ear Drop is a medicine that belongs to a class of medicines known as antifungal medicines. It is used in the treatment of fungal ear infections. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane, thereby providing relief from symptoms of infection.

Q. Is Canazole 1% Ear Drop safe to use for a long time?

Canazole 1% Ear Drop should not be used for more than 7 days, unless your doctor tells you to. Due to prolonged use, the fungal infection may become resistant to Canazole 1% Ear Drop which means it will no longer work properly. If you have been having the infection for more than 6 months, please talk to your doctor. You may need to change the dose or probably a different or more efficient medicine.

Q. How does Canazole 1% Ear Drop work?

Canazole 1% Ear Drop works by killing the causative fungi by destroying its cell membrane. This helps to relieve the symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness, thereby treating the infection.

Q. How long does Canazole 1% Ear Drop take to work?

Canazole 1% Ear Drop starts working as early as 3 days. The itching and discharge (if any) are the first ones to get better. Pain and soreness may take a little longer to resolve, as long as 7 days. But, if it takes longer, or if your symptoms do not subside or get worse, please consult your doctor immediately.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Canazole 1% Ear Drop?

If you forget to take a dose of Canazole 1% Ear Drop, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Canazole 1% Ear Drop?

No, you should not stop taking Canazole 1% Ear Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. Remember, your symptoms may improve and you may feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the fungus to continue to grow and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. When should Canazole 1% Ear Drop be avoided?

Use of Canazole 1% Ear Drop should be avoided in people with known allergy to Canazole 1% Ear Drop or any of its components. If you are not aware of any allergy, or if you are using Canazole 1% Ear Drop for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Canazole 1% Ear Drop?

Keep Canazole 1% Ear Drop in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any potential harm or misuse.

Q. What if Canazole 1% Ear Drop is swallowed accidentally or goes into the eyes?

If Canazole 1% Ear Drop is swallowed accidentally, rinse your mouth with water immediately. If it goes accidentally into the eyes, wash with plenty of water. In any of the cases, contact your doctor immediately.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

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