Otolev Ear Drop


Overview

Uses of Otolev Ear Drop
Otolev Ear Drop is used in the treatment of ear infection. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Otolev Ear Drop side effects
Common
  • Ear pain
  • Itching
  • Dizziness
How to use Otolev 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 Otolev Ear Drop works
Otolev Ear Drop is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause ear infections by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing.
Otolev Ear Drop related warnings
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Otolev Ear Drop is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Otolev 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
What if you miss a dose of Otolev Ear Drop?
If you miss a dose of Otolev Ear Drop, take 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 schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Otolev 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.
  • Discontinue Otolev Ear Drop and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Otolev with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Otolev

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Ear infection, and mild temperatures 99 degree Celsius.Generally how long it takes?
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, ear infection if proven takes a long time till about 1 week for full recovery. Please continue full medicines as adviced advice by your pediatrician.Put nasoclear nasal drops SOS for nasal blockage.
Ear pain still 1month tell me tablet or drops plz
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
If pain is since 1 month it can be middle ear infection or bony erosion or temporomandibular joint arthraljia. Need proper clinical examination for diagnosis. Consult an ENT specialist nearby for proper clinical examination. Take ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice for 5 days.May need ear drops too
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FAQs

Q. What is Otolev?
Otolev is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.
Q. Can I take Otolev with prednisone?
Otolev and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking Otolev immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Otolev a narcotic substance?
No, Otolev is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Otolev with loratadine?
Otolev can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Otolev with esomeprazole?
Otolev can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Otolev affect birth control?
Otolev can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking Otolev with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Otolev for a tooth infection?
Otolev is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Otolev for streptococcal throat infection?
Otolev is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is Otolev same as ciprofloxacin?
Otolev and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Otolev is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Otolev 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Otolev is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Otolev is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Otolev for tonsillitis?
Otolev is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Otolev with guaifenesin?
Otolev can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Otolev with paracetamol?
Otolev can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Otolev contain sulfa?
Otolev does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Otolev cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Otolev does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Otolev.
Q. Does Otolev expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Otolev has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Otolev treat bacterial vaginosis?
Otolev is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Does Otolev cause dry mouth?
Otolev does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Otolev as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is Otolev safe to use?
Otolev is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is Otolev penicillin?
Otolev is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Otolev a steroid?
Otolev is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Otolev a quinolone?
Yes, Otolev belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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