Uni-Otic Ear Drops
Generic Name: chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic (KLOR oh ZYE le nol and pra MOX een OH tik)Brand Names: Pramotic, Uni-Otic Ear Drops
What is Uni-Otic Ear Drops (chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic)?
Chloroxylenol is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body.
Pramoxine is an anesthetic. It is used to reduce itching and pain caused by ear infections.
The combination of chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic (for the ears) is used to treat ear infections.
Chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about my Uni-Otic Ear Drops (chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to it, or if you have a ruptured ear drum. Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Ear infections may sometimes cause dizziness or a loss of balance. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Do not use other ear drops during treatment with chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic unless your doctor tells you to. Call your doctor if your infection does not improve, or if you have ear pain, burning or itching, hearing problems, or ear drainage or discharge.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Uni-Otic Ear Drops (chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to it, or if you have a ruptured ear drum. Do not use chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not use chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
How should I use Uni-Otic Ear Drops (chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
To use the ear drops, first remove the cap from the dropper bottle. Lie down or tilt your head with your ear facing upward. Pull back on your ear gently to open up the ear canal. If giving this medicine to a child, pull down on the earlobe to open the ear canal. Hold the dropper upside down over the ear canal and drop the correct number of drops into the ear.
Do not place the dropper tip into your ear, or allow the tip to touch any surface. It may become contaminated.
After using the ear drops, stay lying down with your head tilted for at least 5 minutes. You may use a small piece of cotton to plug the ear and keep the medicine from draining out. Follow your doctor's instructions about the use of cotton.
Wipe the dropper tip with a clean tissue. Do not wash the tip with water or soap.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Call your doctor if your infection does not improve.
Store chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using this medication?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Ear infections may sometimes cause dizziness or a loss of balance. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Do not use other ear drops during treatment with chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic unless your doctor tells you to.
Uni-Otic Ear Drops (chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic) side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
ear pain, burning, or itching;
ear drainage or discharge; or
worsening pain, irritation, or rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect my Uni-Otic Ear Drops (chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on chloroxylenol and pramoxine used in the ears. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
- Your pharmacist can provide more information about chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic.
- Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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