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Medications for Acute Otitis Externa

Other names: Ear Infection, acute outer; Otitis Externa, acute; Swimmer's Ear, acute

About Acute Otitis Externa

The outer ear and ear canal are inflammed, infected or irritated, commonly known as swimmers ear

Drugs used to treat Acute Otitis Externa

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ofloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin otic

Brand name:  Floxin Otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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Cipro HC 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin / hydrocortisone otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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ciprofloxacin 1.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin otic

Brand names:  Cetraxal, Otiprio

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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ciprofloxacin / hydrocortisone 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin / hydrocortisone otic

Brand name:  Cipro HC

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Floxin Otic Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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Cortisporin-TC Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: colistin sulfate / hydrocortisone / neomycin / thonzonium bromide otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Cetraxal Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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colistin sulfate / hydrocortisone / neomycin / thonzonium bromide Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: colistin sulfate / hydrocortisone / neomycin / thonzonium bromide otic

Brand names:  Cortisporin-TC, Coly-Mycin S

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Otiprio Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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Coly-Mycin S Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: colistin sulfate / hydrocortisone / neomycin / thonzonium bromide otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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