Hydrocortisone-pramoxine-chloroxylenol-topical

Name: Hydrocortisone-pramoxine-chloroxylenol-topical

Uses

This medication is used to treat infections of the external ear (not including the ear canal). It reduces the swelling, numbs the pain, and kills the germs common in these types of infections.

How to use

For external use only. Apply to affected areas as directed by your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes.This medication is not intended for use within the ear (especially if the eardrum is punctured). If your infection also includes your inner ear, then another medication is needed to treat that condition. Consult your doctor for more instructions.Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages unless directed to do so by your doctor.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. Continue to use this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping this medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.

Side effects

Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, rash, skin thinning/streaks may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: rounding out of the face, bulging "soft spot" on infant's head.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Precautions

Before using hydrocortisone/pramoxine/chloroxylenol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: infections (e.g., varicella or vaccinia), chronic or prolonged ear infection (e.g., chronic otitis media).Children may be more sensitive to the effects of too much corticosteroid medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

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