Polymyxin B-neomycin-hydrocortisone otic is an antibiotic ear drop. It is used to treat otitis externa, an infection of the ear canal. Otitis externa, also called swimmer's ear, presents with ear pain, swelling of the ear canal, and occasionally decreased hearing. Typically there is pain with movement of the outer ear.
This medication should not be relied upon to treat ear pain and a fever. Presence of a fever suggests an infection of the middle ear or a more serious infection. This medication treats infections of the ear canal only (otitis externa), which is different than an infection of the middle ear (otitis media).
This medication should never be used with a ruptured ear drum (ruptured tympanic membrane). Symptoms of a ruptured ear drum include, but are not limited to, hearing loss, bloody drainage from the ear, ringing in the ear, vertigo, and severe ear pain that suddenly subsides. This is an EAR medication, never use it in the eye!
|Ear infection||4 drops in the affected ear every 6 hours for 7 days|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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