Neomycin and polymyxin B and dexamethasone- Ear drops
Brands Names: Neomycin and polymyxin B and dexamethasone - Ear drops
Form of administration: Ear drops
Why is the drug here:
Ear drops that contain antibiotics and steroids, that are frequently used in pediatrics.
Purpose of treatment:
For the treatment of acute otitis externa, involving the auditory canal (swimmer’s ear).
Ingredients: Three components - two antibiotics (neomycin and polymyxin B) and steroids (dexamethasone).
How to use:
Two drops in the ear, up to three times a day. Older children can be given a larger amount of drops up to three times a day. The duration of treatment is for a few days only.
A combination of proper antibiotics and steroids that treat edema and ear canal infections (otitis externa).
Prolonged local treatment in the ear canal, sometimes leads to fungal growth in the ear canal. Do not treat over the limited number of days as recommended by the attending physician. Do not treat in case of ruptured eardrum or in the presence of ventilation tubes.
Another word from the doctor:
These ear drops are not usually part of the treatment for acute otitis media.
How to properly administer ear drops to children? At the following link.