Generic Name: chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic (KLOR oh ZYE le nol and pra MOX een OH tik)Brand Names: Pramotic, Uni-Otic Ear Drops
Chloroxylenol is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body.
Pramoxine is an anesthetic. It is used to reduce itching and pain caused by ear infections.
The combination of chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic (for the ears) is used to treat ear infections.
Chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about my chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic?You should not use this medication if you are allergic to it, or if you have a ruptured ear drum. 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 or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Do not use other ear drops during treatment with chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic unless your doctor tells you to. Call your doctor if your infection does not improve, or if you have ear pain, burning or itching, hearing problems, or ear drainage or discharge.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic?You should not use this medication if you are allergic to it, or if you have a ruptured ear drum. Do not use chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not use chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
To use the ear drops, first remove the cap from the dropper bottle. Lie down or tilt your head with your ear facing upward. Pull back on your ear gently to open up the ear canal. If giving this medicine to a child, pull down on the earlobe to open the ear canal. Hold the dropper upside down over the ear canal and drop the correct number of drops into the ear.
Do not place the dropper tip into your ear, or allow the tip to touch any surface. It may become contaminated.
After using the ear drops, stay lying down with your head tilted for at least 5 minutes. You may use a small piece of cotton to plug the ear and keep the medicine from draining out. Follow your doctor's instructions about the use of cotton.
Wipe the dropper tip with a clean tissue. Do not wash the tip with water or soap.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Call your doctor if your infection does not improve.Store chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
An overdose of chloroxylenol and pramoxine otic is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
ear pain, burning, or itching;
ear drainage or discharge; or
worsening pain, irritation, or rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Usual Adult Dose for Otitis Externa:
Instill 4 to 5 drops into the affected ear 3 to 4 times daily.Prevention: Instill 4 to 5 drops into the unaffected ear 3 times daily.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Otitis Externa:
Instill 3 drops into the affected ear 3 to 4 times daily.Prevention: Instill 3 drops into the unaffected ear 3 times daily.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on chloroxylenol and pramoxine used in the ears. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.