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Medications for Otitis Externa

Drugs associated with Otitis Externa

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

What is Otitis Externa: Infection and inflammation of the external ear canal.

Symptoms include earache, ear discharge and decreased hearing.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Ciprodex Rx C N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Cortisporin Otic Rx C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b Rx C N 3 reviews
4.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic

Brand names:  Cortisporin Otic, Cortomycin, Cort-Biotic, Oti-Sone, Pediotic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Acetasol HC Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: acetic acid / hydrocortisone otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Vosol HC Rx N N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: acetic acid / hydrocortisone otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone Rx C N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin / dexamethasone otic

Brand name:  Ciprodex

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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acetic acid / aluminum acetate Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: acetic acid / aluminum acetate otic

Brand names:  Star-Otic, Borofair

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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acetic acid Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: acetic acid otic

Brand name:  Vosol

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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acetic acid / hydrocortisone Rx N N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: acetic acid / hydrocortisone otic

Brand names:  Acetasol HC, Vosol HC

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Ceptaz Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Benzotic Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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ceftazidime Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Brand names:  Ceptaz, Fortaz, Tazicef

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Fortaz Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Tazicef Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Vosol Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: acetic acid otic

Drug class: otic anti-infectives

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Cortane-B Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Cortomycin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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benzocaine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Brand names:  Benzotic, Americaine Otic, Otocain, Pinnacaine

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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Pramox-HC Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Americaine Otic Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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Cortisporin-TC Rx N N Add review Add

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

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroxylenol / hydrocortisone / pramoxine otic

Brand names:  Cortane-B, Pramox-HC, Otirx, Oticin HC, Oto-End, Otozone

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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

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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Coly-Mycin S Rx N N Add review Add

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

Drug class: otic steroids with anti-infectives

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Otocain Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

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Topics under Otitis Externa

Alternative treatments for Otitis Externa

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Otitis Externa. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Otitis Externa.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Ear infection, chronic outer; Ear Infection, outer; Otitis Externa, chronic; Swimmer's Ear, chronic

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