OtiRx Ear Drops Dosage
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 11, 2021.
Generic name: Hydrocortisone 10mg in 1mL, Pramoxine Hydrochloride 10mg in 1mL, Chloroxylenol 1mg in 1mL
Dosage form: ear drops
The external ear, that is the auricle and the auditory canal should be thoroughly cleansed and dried with a sterile cotton applicator. Four (4) to 5 drops of OtiRx™ Ear Drops should be instilled into the affected ear 3 or 4 times daily. The patient should lie with the affected ear upward to instill the drops and this position maintained for 5 minutes to facilitate penetration of the drops into the ear canal. Repeat, if necessary for the opposite affected ear.
If preferred, a gauze ear plug or a wick may be inserted into the ear canal prior to applying OtiRx™ drops. When using a wick, a few drops of sterile water should be applied directly to the wick following insertion to facilitate hydration. It should then be saturated with OtiRx™. The patient should be instructed to add a few drops of OtiRx™ to the wick every four hours, and to remove the wick after 24 hours. Five (5) drops of OtiRx™ should continue to be instilled 3 or 4 times daily thereafter. When using a gauze is inserted into the ear canal to contain the medication. The gauze ear plug or expanded ear wick are easily removed using fingers, forceps or tweezers.
OtiRx™ may be used in the unaffected ear 3 times daily as a preventive.
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