Cortisporin (Otic)

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Replacement or over the counter drug

I was wondering if there was a over the coutnterdrug that I could buy that works a good as the cortisporin that I could buy without a prescription. please help
by Timothy Leonard in Nichols ,South carolina, 12/23/2005

Cortisporin (Otic) Drug and Prescription Information

Cortisporin (Otic)

Cortisporin (Otic) Medication Classification


Cortisporin (Otic) Brandname

Cipro Hc, Cortisporin-TC, Vosol Hc, Acetasol Hc, Oticot Hc, Cort-Biotic, Cortisporin, Cortomycin, Oti-Sone, Antibiotic Otic, Pediotic, Coly-Mycin S Otic, Ciprodex

Cortisporin (Otic) is used for the Treatment

Treats infections of the ear canal, minor swelling of the ear, and other ear problems.

When To Not Use Cortisporin (Otic)

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotic medicines or to steroids such as cortisone, hydrocortisone, or prednisone.

How Should You Use Cortisporin (Otic)

Liquid, Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Warm the drops by holding the bottle in your hands for a few minutes.
  • Shake the suspension well before using.
  • Never touch the dropper to your ear or anything else.
  • Lie down or tilt your head to the side.
  • Drop the prescribed number of drops into the ear.
  • Keep the ear tilted up for a few minutes or insert a cotton plug into the ear.
  • Wash your hands again so as not to spread the infection.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use as soon as possible except when it is close to the time for your next dose.
  • If almost time for next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Cortisporin (Otic) Storage

Store Cortisporin (Otic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cortisporin (Otic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cortisporin (Otic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Cortisporin (Otic) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have a history of ear problems or a perforated ear drum.
  • If you have herpes simplex or chicken pox, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • If your symptoms do not get better in one week or become worse, call your doctor.

Cortisporin (Otic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash, redness, swelling or intense itching that develops after you start using this medicine.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Stinging or burning of the ear

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Ronal, Ronal - 01/11/2014

Done! Five years ago when first diagnosed with ucairdnteve thyroid. Turns out it messes with thyroid hormone and prevents your body from using it. Blah. Hard though to completely get it out if you eat any processed foods.(not that you are a supporter of processed foods ;)