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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Aero Otic HC, Cortamox, Cortane-B, Cortane-B Aqueous, Cortane-B Otic, Cortic-ND, Cyotic, Exotic-HC, Hydro Ear, IvDerm, Otirx, Oto-End, Otomar HC, Tri-Otic, Zolene HC, Zoto-HC Drops

Generic Name: chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine (otic) (Pronunciation: KLOR oh ZYE nol, HYE droe KOR ti sone, pra MOX een)

What is chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine otic (Aero Otic HC, Cortamox, Cortane-B, Cortane-B Aqueous, Cortane-B Otic, Cortic-ND, Cyotic, Exotic-HC, Hydro Ear, IvDerm, Otirx, Oto-End, Otomar HC, Tri-Otic, Zolene HC, Zoto-HC Drops)?

Chloroxylenol is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.

Pramoxine is a topical anesthetic. It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain.

Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

The combination of chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine otic (for the ear) are used to treat pain, and swelling caused by ear infections.

Chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine otic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine otic?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • ear drainage or discharge;
  • severe burning or itching in your ear; or
  • worsening pain, irritation, or rash.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine otic?

Do not use this medication if you have a ruptured (torn) ear drum, or the medication could leak into the inner ear. A ruptured ear drum usually causes moderate to severe ear pain, with or without a decrease in hearing. Call your doctor if you think you have a ruptured ear drum. Your doctor will use a special scope to see any tear in your ear drum.

Before using chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have any type of illness or infection (other than an ear infection).

Chloroxylenol, hydrocortisone, and pramoxine otic is for use only in your ear. Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

Ear infections may sometimes cause dizziness or a loss of balance. Be careful if you drive, operate machinery, or do anything else hazardous if you feel dizzy or off balance.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have ear drainage or discharge, severe burning or itching in your ear, or worsening pain, irritation, or rash.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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