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Hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic Side Effects

In Summary

More frequently reported side effects include: idiopathic edema, pruritus, skin rash, erythema, and local irritation. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic: otic solution, otic suspension

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic:

More common:
  • Itching, skin rash, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation in or around the ear not present before use of this medicine

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic: otic solution, otic suspension

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Application site hypersensitivity[Ref]

Dermatologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Local exfoliative dermatitis, skin atrophy, telangiectasia , stria, exacerbation of underlying skin conditions (including eczema)
Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, miliaria[Ref]

General

The most commonly reported side effect was hypersensitivity.[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Ototoxicity[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Secondary infection[Ref]

Local

Rare (less than 0.1%): Application site reaction including pain, irritation, edema, burning sensation, rash
Frequency not reported: Itching, dryness, stinging[Ref]

Renal

Frequency not reported: Nephrotoxicity[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. "Product Information. Cortisporin Otic (hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B otic)" Monarch Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol, TN.

Not all side effects for hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b otic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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