About flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops
|Type of medicine||Anti-infective and anti-inflammatory ear drops|
|Used for||Reducing inflammation and treating infections in the ear|
|Available as||Ear drops|
Flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops are used to treat inflammatory conditions of the ear where there is eczema and an infection present.
Flumetasone is used to relieve inflammation, itching and pain. Clioquinol is used to treat bacterial infections by killing the bacteria responsible for causing the infection.
Before using flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops
Before using flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have a perforated (burst) ear drum.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine.
How to use flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops
- Before starting this treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet.
- Follow the instructions you have been given carefully.
- These drops are not suitable for children under 2 years old.
- Flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops are usually used twice daily for up to 7-10 days.
- Try not to miss doses. If you do miss a dose, then apply the drops as soon as you remember.
How to use flumetasone with clioquinol ear drops:
- Wash your hands well before use.
- Clean your ear with warm water and pat it dry.
- Remove the cap.
- Lie down or tilt your head a little so that the affected ear is facing upwards.
- Gently pull your earlobe to straighten the ear canal.
- Hold the container upside down near to the ear. Try not to touch the inside of your ear as you do this.
- Apply enough pressure to the container to release two or three drops.
- Keep your ear facing upwards for a few minutes to allow the solution to come into contact with the affected area.
- Repeat the process in your other ear if you have been asked to use the drops in both ears.
- Replace the cap.
- Wash your hands.
Getting the most from your treatment
- If your symptoms do not start to improve within a few days or if they become worse, speak with your doctor.
- Be careful not to spill any of the drops on your clothing as they may stain.
Can flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. These usually improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side-effects continue or become troublesome..
|Possible side-effects||What can I do if I experience this|
|Mild irritation, burning or stinging sensation||You may experience this when you first start using these drops. If it continues or is severe, speak with your doctor|
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to this medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store flumetasone and clioquinol ear drops
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
- If there is any preparation left in the container after you have finished your course of treatment, do not keep it.
Important information about all medicines
Further reading & references
- British National Formulary; 60th Edition (September 2010) British Medical Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, London.
|Original Author: Helen Allen||Current Version: Pippa Crossley|
|Last Checked: 23/03/2011||Document ID: 3663 Version: 22||© EMIS|
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