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Medications for Acute Otitis Externa

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

What is Acute Otitis Externa:  The outer ear and ear canal are inflammed, infected or irritated, commonly known as swimmers ear

Medications to treat Acute Otitis Externa

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

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Cipro HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin / hydrocortisone otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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ofloxacin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ofloxacin otic

Brand name:  Floxin Otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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ciprofloxacin C N 2 reviews
3.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin otic

Brand name:  Cetraxal

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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Floxin Otic C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ofloxacin otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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ciprofloxacin / hydrocortisone C N Add review
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Generic name: ciprofloxacin / hydrocortisone otic

Brand name:  Cipro HC

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Cetraxal C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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Cortisporin-TC N N Add review Rate

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

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Maxidex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Benzotic C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine C N 1 review Rate

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Brand names:  Otirx, Aero Otic HC, Cortane-B, Oto-End, Cortic-ND, Cyotic, Exotic-HC, Oticin HC, Pramox-HC

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Otirx C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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

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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dexamethasone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Brand names:  Maxidex, AK-Dex, Ocu-Dex

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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benzocaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Brand names:  Benzotic, Americaine Otic, Otocain, Pinnacaine

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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Coly-Mycin S N N Add review Rate

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

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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AK-Dex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Americaine Otic C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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Aero Otic HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Otocain C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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Ocu-Dex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Cortane-B C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Oto-End C N 1 review Rate

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Cortic-ND C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Pinnacaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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Xtoro C U Add review Rate

Generic name: finafloxacin otic

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Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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