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Product introduction

Otidrop Ear Drop is a medicine used to treat ear infections. It works by killing and inhibiting the growth of microorganisms in the ear. This relieves discomfort, itching, irritation, and pain in the ear.

Otidrop Ear Drop is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. You can help the medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry, and washing your hands before and after treating the infection.

It is generally well-tolerated with little or no side effects. However, it may cause irritation, itching, and burning sensation immediately following application. These side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration.

Although medicines used on the ear are not normally affected by other medicines, you should let your doctor know if you are taking any other medicine to be safe. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask the advice of your doctor before using the medicine.

Uses of Otidrop Ear Drop

Benefits of Otidrop Ear Drop

In Treatment of Ear infection

Otidrop Ear Drop is a combination of medicines used to treat ear infections caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. It works by killing and stopping the growth of infections causing microorganisms, thereby clearing the infection. It also blocks the release of chemicals that cause symptoms such as itching, redness, swelling, and ear discharge. Therefore this medicine relieves the inflammation due to these infections.

You should use this medicine for as long as it is prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear, otherwise they may come back. Depending on the type of infection you are treating, this may be several weeks. Even after your infection is completely cured, you may have to use it occasionally to prevent the symptoms from returning.

Side effects of Otidrop 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 Otidrop

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Otidrop 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 Otidrop Ear Drop works

Otidrop Ear Drop is a combination of four medicines: Lidocaine, Beclometasone, Clotrimazole and Chloramphenicol, which treats ear infections. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic which works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain thereby decreasing pain sensation. Beclometasone is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the ear red, swollen and itchy. Clotrimazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Otidrop Ear Drop during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Otidrop Ear Drop during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Otidrop Ear Drop?

If you miss a dose of Otidrop Ear Drop, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Otidrop Ear Drop should be used as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Finish the prescribed dose even if you feel better as stopping the treatment earlier may reverse the symptoms.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper, or of your ear to prevent contamination.
  • Make sure not to use the open bottle for more than 4 weeks.
  • Otidrop Ear Drop should be used as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Finish the prescribed dose even if you feel better as stopping the treatment earlier may reverse the symptoms.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper, or of your ear to prevent contamination.
  • Make sure not to use the open bottle for more than 4 weeks.

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OTOLOGICALS

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. When will this medicine start working?

Otidrop Ear Drop will start working immediately after using it. However, it may take 2-3 days to make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop using Otidrop Ear Drop when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Otidrop Ear Drop?

Otidrop Ear Drop is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to Lidocane, Beclometasone, Clotrimazole, Chloramphenicol or any of its other constituents. Inform your doctor about your medical history before using Otidrop Ear Drop.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Otidrop Ear Drop?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Chloramphenicol. Romford, Essex: Martindale Pharma; 1998 [revised 9 Jul. 2001]. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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