hydrocortisone/alcohol otic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:EarSol-HC
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

hydrocortisone/alcohol otic

otic solution

  • 1%/44%, propylene glycol, yerba santa

Otic Inflammation/Pruritus

Gently instill 4-6 gtt into affected ear up to 3-4 times/day

Dosage Forms & Strengths

otic solution

  • 1%/44%, propylene glycol, yerba santa

Otic Inflammation/Pruritus

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

≥2 years: Gently instill 2-3 gtt into affected ear up to 3-4 times/day

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: Low amounts excreted into breast milk; use with caution

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Hydrocortisone elicits anti-inflammatory & antipruritic effects

Alcohol provides antiseptic properties

Yerba santa is an herbal product w/ proposed use of decrease skin irritation

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