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Uni-Otic

Generic Name: Chloroxylenol and Pramoxine Ear Drops (klor oh ZYE le nole & pra MOX een)
Brand Name: PramOtic, Uni-Otic

Medically reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Uses of Uni-Otic:

  • It is used to treat ear infections.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Uni-Otic?

  • If you have an allergy to chloroxylenol, pramoxine, or any other part of Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have a hole in the eardrum.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Uni-Otic?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops) is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Uni-Otic) best taken?

Use Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
  • For the ear only.
  • Keep out of your eyes.
  • Wash hands before and after use.
  • Clean the outer ear before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Lie on your side with problem ear up.
  • For children 3 years of age and older and adults, pull the outer ear outward and upward.
  • For children younger than 3 years of age, pull the outer ear outward and downward.
  • Put drops in ear without touching dropper to ear. Stay on side for 5 minutes.
  • If you have been told to use a wick of cotton to put Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops) in, follow what the doctor has told you.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Irritation where Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops) is used.

What are some other side effects of Uni-Otic?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Uni-Otic?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Uni-Otic (chloroxylenol and pramoxine ear drops), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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