What is Sofradex cream used for?
Sofradex is a medicine used to treat infection or inflammation of the ear or eye. Sofradex contains antibiotics (framycetin sulfate and gramicidin) to kill germs and a corticosteroid (dexamethasone) to stop inflammation, itching and weeping.
How do I use Sofradex?
To use the drops, tilt your head so that the affected ear is uppermost. Position the rubber dropper, which is attached to the bottle, directly above the ear hole. With the bottle tipped upside down, gently squeeze the rubber dropper until 2 or 3 drops fall into the ear.
How long do you use Sofradex for?
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Sofradex Do not use Sofradex for longer than 7 days without talking to your doctor Talk to your doctor if you experience swelling and weight gain around the trunk and in the face as these are usually the first manifestations of a syndrome called Cushing’s syndrome.
Is Sofradex cream a steroid?
It stops bacterial growth on the skin by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Dexamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.
What is an alternative to Sofradex?
If there are supply issues with Sofradex® consider Gentisone® HC (hydrocortisone acetate 1%, gentamicin 0.3%) ear drops as an alternative.
Why is Sofradex discontinued?
Sofradex drops (Dexamethasone Na 0.05%, Framycetin Sulfate 0.5%, Gramicidin 0.005%) has been discontinued by Sanofi Aventis due to commercial reasons. Sofradex is commonly use as an eye drop or ear drop for infection, inflammation and otitis externa.
Has Sofradex been discontinued?
Is Otodex an antibiotic?
Otodex is a medicine used to treat infection or inflammation of the ear. Otodex contains antibiotics (framycetin sulfate and gramicidin) to kill germs and a corticosteroid (dexamethasone) to stop inflammation, itching and weeping.
How long can you use Otodex?
How long to use it. Continue using Otodex until your doctor or pharmacist tells you to stop. Do not stop using it unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to – even if you feel better.