Otimar (hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic) Disease Interactions
There are 4 disease interactions with Otimar (hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic):
Neomycin (otic) (Includes Otimar) ↔ perforated tympanic membrane
Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Perforated Tympanic Membrane
Like other aminoglycosides, neomycin is potentially ototoxic, both to vestibular and to auditory functions. Therapy with neomycin otic preparations should be administered cautiously in patients with chronic otitis media or a perforated tympanic membrane. The risk of ototoxicity may be increased if medication enters the middle ear.
- "Product Information. Mycifradin (neomycin)." Emerson Laboratories, Texarkana, TX.
Otic agents (Includes Otimar) ↔ perforated tympanic membrane
Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Perforated Tympanic Membrane, Chronic Otitis Media
The use of medications that are intended for the treatment of otitis externa or other conditions of the external ear canal should generally be avoided, or otherwise approached with caution, in patients with a perforated tympanic membrane due to the risk of toxicity from medication that may get into the middle ear. Caution is also advised in patients with longstanding, chronic otitis media because of the possibility of a perforated tympanic membrane in such patients.
- "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"
- Behrman R, Kliegman R, Arvin A, Nelson W, eds. "Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 15th ed." Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company (1996):
The use of otic preparations containing corticosteroids is contraindicated in patients with viral infections of the external canal including varicella and herpes simplex otitis externa. Corticosteroids may decrease host resistance to infectious agents, thus prolonging the course and/or exacerbating the severity of the infection while encouraging the development of new or secondary infection. Normally, corticosteroids may be administered with caution provided it is accompanied by appropriate anti-infective agents. However, otic preparations that are currently available lack effective antiviral agents.
- American Medical Association, Division of Drugs and Toxicology "Drug evaluations annual 1994." Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; (1994):
Topical aminoglycosides (Includes Otimar) ↔ burns
Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Burns - External
Topical aminoglycosides should not be used on serious burns. When applied locally, aminoglycosides are generally not absorbed to a significant extent through intact skin but readily absorbed through denuded, burned, or granulating skin. Systemic adverse effects of aminoglycosides include nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity to vestibular and auditory functions. In general, topical aminoglycosides should not be used on large areas of the body or for more than 7 days without medical supervision.
- "Product Information. Myciguent (neomycin topical)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
Otimar (hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic) drug interactions
There are 21 drug interactions with Otimar (hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic)
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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