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Colistin, Neomycin, and Hydrocortisone (Otic)
In the U.S.-
Colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone (koe-LIS-tin, nee-oh-MYE-sin, and hye-droe-KOR-ti-sone) combination contains two antibiotics and a cortisone-like medicine. It is used in the ear to treat infections of the ear canal and to help provide relief from redness, irritation, and discomfort of certain ear problems.
Colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone combination is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone combination, the following should be considered:
Allergies- Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or to any related antibiotics such as amikacin (e.g., Amikin), colistin by mouth or by injection (e.g., Coly-Mycin), gentamicin (e.g., Garamycin), kanamycin (e.g., Kantrex), neomycin by mouth or by injection (e.g., Mycifradin), netilmicin (e.g., Netromycin), paromomycin (e.g., Humatin), polymyxin B (e.g., Aerosporin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (e.g., Nebcin). Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as thimerosal or other preservatives.
Pregnancy- Colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone otic drops have not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.
Breast-feeding- Colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone otic drops have not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children- Although there is no specific information comparing use of colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone combination in children with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.
Older adults- Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing use of colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone combination in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines- Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine that is to be used in the ear.
Other medical problems- The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone combination. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Proper Use of This Medicine
Before applying this medicine, thoroughly clean the ear canal and dry it with a sterile cotton applicator.
You may warm the ear drops to body temperature (37 °C or 98.6 °F), but no higher, by holding the bottle in your hand for a few minutes before applying. If this medicine gets too warm, it may break down and not work properly.
To apply this medicine:
To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the dropper to any surface (including the ear). Also, keep the container tightly closed.
Do not use this medicine for more than 10 days unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
To help clear up your infection completely, keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment , even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses .
The dose of otic colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone combination will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of otic colistin, neomycin, and hydrocortisone combination. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, 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.
To store this medicine:
Precautions While Using This Medicine
If your symptoms do not improve within 1 week, or if they become worse, check with your doctor immediately.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT