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Candibiotic AB Ear Drop


Overview

Uses of Candibiotic AB Ear Drop

Candibiotic AB Ear Drop side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation
  • Ear discomfort

How to use Candibiotic AB 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 Candibiotic AB Ear Drop works

Candibiotic AB Ear Drop is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Dexamethasone. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which prevents bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. This treats your ear infection. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the ear red, swollen and itchy.

Candibiotic AB Ear Drop related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Candibiotic AB Ear Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Candibiotic AB Ear Drop is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a 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.
Candibiotic AB Ear Drop
Otodac-DX Ear Drop
German Remedies
₹13/ml of Ear Drop
same price

Expert Advice

  • Candibiotic AB Ear Drop is used for the treatment of bacterial infection and inflammation of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Do not wear contact lenses until your infection clears up.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Candibiotic AB

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Ear is paining after mobile callAlso suffered before fungus infection for same ear
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Candibiotic ar drop if it is fungal infection
Itching in ear - canal, as well as outer. Almost no wax, just damp cotton swab, or light flakes.
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It may be dryness or hole in drum or fungus infection. Try candibiotic ear drop. Consult an ENT specialist nearby for proper clinical examination
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FAQs

Q. How long does Candibiotic AB takes to work?

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

Q. Can I stop taking Candibiotic AB when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Candibiotic AB 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. Mayo Clinic. Ofloxacin. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ofloxacin. Toronto, Ontario: Apotex Inc.; 2015. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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