Cresylate drops

Generic Name: cresyl acetate (KREE-sil AS-e-tate)
Brand Name: Cresylate

Cresylate drops is used for:

Treating bacterial and fungal infections of the outer ear.

Cresylate drops is an antibacterial agent. It works by killing sensitive bacteria and fungi.

Do NOT use Cresylate drops if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Cresylate drops
  • you have a perforated eardrum

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Cresylate drops:

Some medical conditions may interact with Cresylate drops. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cresylate drops. Because little, if any, of Cresylate drops is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cresylate drops may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Cresylate drops:

Use Cresylate drops as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Do not allow Cresylate drops to come into contact with hearing aids.
  • To use ear drops, lie down or tilt your head so that the affected ear faces up. For adults, gently pull the earlobe up and back to straighten the ear canal. For children, gently pull the earlobe down and back to straighten the ear canal. Drop the medicine into the ear canal. Keep the ear facing up for several minutes so the medicine can run to the bottom of the ear canal. A clean cotton plug may be gently inserted into the ear canal to prevent medicine from leaking out.
  • To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator to any surface, including the ear. Keep the container tightly closed.
  • Do not use Cresylate drops if it is brown in color.
  • If you miss a dose of Cresylate drops, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cresylate drops.

Important safety information:

  • Cresylate drops is for use in the ear only. Do not get Cresylate drops in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get Cresylate drops in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool water.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks or if they become worse, contact your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Cresylate drops, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Cresylate drops during pregnancy. It is unknown if Cresylate drops is excreted in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Cresylate drops, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Cresylate drops:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Cresylate drops. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); irritation, itching, or redness of the ear.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Cresylate drops may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Cresylate drops:

Store Cresylate drops at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Cresylate drops out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Cresylate drops, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Cresylate drops is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Cresylate drops or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Cresylate drops. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Cresylate drops. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Cresylate drops.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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