Any Ear Drops for Ear Infections?

Q:
Any ear drops for ear infections?

A:
Ear drops are medicines used to treat or prevent ear infections, especially the infections of the outer ear and ear canal.

Examples of prescribed ear drops are:

  • Ciprodex ear drops, containing ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone.
  • Ciproxin HC ear drops, containing ciprofloxacin and hydrocortisone.
  • Gentisone HC ear drops, containing gentamicin and hydrocortisone.
  • Kenacomb ear drops, containing triamcinolone acetonide, neomycin and gramicidin (antibiotics) and nystatin (antifungal).
  • Sofradex ear drops, containing Neomycin sulfate, Gramicidin, (Antibiotics) Dexamethasone sodium metasulfobenzoate (steroid) and Phenylethyl alcohol (inactive ingredient).

Examples of over-the-counter ear drops include:

  • Spirit drops (alcohol solution) used to dry out the ear.
  • Aqua Ear containing a mixture of substances such as alcohol and acetic acid, used for swimmer’s ear.

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