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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Coly Mycin S, Coly-Mycin S, Cortisporin-TC

Generic Name: colistin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and thonzonium (otic) (Pronunciation: koe LIS tin, HYE droe KOR ti sone, NEE oh MYE sin, thon ZOE nee um)

What is colistin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and thonzonium (Coly Mycin S, Coly-Mycin S, Cortisporin-TC)?

Colistin and neomycin are antibiotics that fight bacteria.

Hydrocortisone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Hydrocortisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Thonzonium is a wetting agent.

The combination of colistin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and thonzonium otic (for the ears) is used to treat ear infections caused by bacteria.

This medication will not treat a viral infection such as herpes or shingles.

Colistin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and thonzonium otic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of colistin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and thonzonium (Coly Mycin S, Coly-Mycin S, Cortisporin-TC)?

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 a serious side effect such as:

  • skin rash, redness, swelling, itching, dryness, or scaling;
  • hearing loss; or
  • urinating less than usual or not 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 colistin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and thonzonium (Coly Mycin S, Coly-Mycin S, Cortisporin-TC)?

You should not use colistin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and thonzonium if you are allergic to any of the drugs contained in this combination, or if you have a ruptured ear drum..

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 1 week of using this medication.

Do not use this medication for longer than 10 days in a row unless your doctor tells you to. Long-term use of neomycin may cause damage to your hearing.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a skin rash, redness, swelling, itching, dryness, or scaling.



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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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