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Cortisporin Otic Suspension

Aka: Cortisporin Otic Suspension
  1. Indications
    1. Otitis Externa
    2. Otomycosis
  2. Contraindications
    1. Tympanic Membrane Perforation (new labeling in 2014)
      1. Previously cortisporin solution was contraindicated in Tympanic Membrane Perforation
      2. Now cortisporin suspension (as of 2014) is also contraindicated in Tympanic Membrane Perforation
      3. Use Ofloxacin otic, Ciprofloxacin eye drops (ciloxan) or ciprodex instead
      4. (2014) Presc Lett 21(6): 35-36
  3. Mechanism
    1. Contains Hydrocortisone, Neomycin, Polymixin
  4. Efficacy
    1. Otic Acetic Acid is as effective as Cortisporin
  5. Preparations: Cortisporin Otic Suspension
    1. Instill 4 drops in ear tid-qid
  6. Precautions: Avoid otic solution
    1. Lower pH and more irritating if TM Perforation

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