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Otonomy Announces FDA Approval of Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) for Acute Otitis Externa

Posted 11 Mar 2018 by

SAN DIEGO, March 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Otonomy, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTIC), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics for otology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) 6% for the treatment of acute otitis externa (AOE) in patients 6 months of age and older due to Pseudomonas ...

Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'

Posted 9 Jul 2017 by

SATURDAY, July 8, 2017 – It's high season for the painful infection known as swimmer's ear, but it shouldn't spoil your fun if you plan ahead. Swimmer's ear often happens when germy water stays in the ear after a dip in the pool or lake. The leftover water creates an environment that helps bacteria grow. "Swimming is a significant risk factor, especially in fresh water," said Kara ...

How to Prevent Painful Swimmer's Ear

Posted 19 Jun 2016 by

SATURDAY, June 18, 2016 – Swimmer's ear – a common summertime problem among children – is easy to prevent, an expert says. "Swimmer's ear is a bacterial or fungal infection caused by water caught in the ear canal. The tell-tale signs are swelling of the ear canal and some drainage or discharge," said Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mattel Children's Hospital of the ...

Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear

Posted 27 Jul 2015 by

-- Swimmer's ear occurs when water becomes trapped inside. This can cause pain, inflammation and infection. The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery says potential triggers include: Spending time in a moist environment, such as swimming, bathing or showering. Exposure to bacteria, as may be found in hot tubs or polluted water. Buildup of hairspray or hair dye inside the ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop (Otic) Products: Not FDA Evaluated for Safety, Effectiveness and Quality

Posted 1 Jul 2015 by

ISSUE: FDA announced its intention to take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute certain unapproved prescription ear drop products (known as otic products) labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation. The unapproved prescription ear drops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and hydrocortisone, and have not been evaluated by the FDA for ...

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

Posted 1 Jul 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 – The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These drugs, prescribed and sold for years to relieve ear pain and swelling, have not been evaluated for safety, quality and effectiveness, the agency said Wednesday. The agency notified the drugs' makers to stop ...

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Posted 18 Dec 2014 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 – Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa. The infection of the outer ear and ear canal, most often caused by ear canal bacteria, has typical symptoms including pain, swelling, redness and discharge, the FDA said in a news release. The drug's ...

FDA Approves Xtoro (finafloxacin) Otic Suspension to Treat Swimmer’s Ear

Posted 17 Dec 2014 by

December 17, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension), a new drug used to treat acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer’s ear. Acute otitis externa is an infection in the outer ear and ear canal, usually caused by bacteria in the ear canal. Activities in which the ear is underwater can create a moist environment where bacteria may s ...

Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say

Posted 3 Feb 2014 by

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 – Anyone who's ever contracted "swimmer's ear" knows how painful the infection can be. Now, updated expert guidelines stress that the condition is best managed by antibiotics or antibacterials given as eardrops rather than by antibiotics in pill form. The panel at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation recommends that patients be treated ...

Health Tip: Treating Swimmer's Ear

Posted 17 Oct 2012 by

-- Swimmer's ear, medically called otitis externa, is an infection that occurs when fluid gets trapped inside the ear. It is a painful condition that requires a doctor's treatment. The Nemours Foundation mentions these treatment guidelines for swimmer's ear: Administer as directed any prescription antibiotics and steroid drops prescribed by your doctor. If the ear is swollen or packed with ...

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