Indications

Bactin HC otic suspension is indicated for the treatment of acute otitis externa in adult and paediatric patients due to susceptible strains of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus mirabilis.

Pharmacology

Ciprofloxacin & Hydrocortisone is a quinolone antibiotic and corticosteroid combination. It works by killing bacteria by stopping the production of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to survive. It also reduces inflammation (redness, swelling, itching).

Dosage & Administration

Adult dose: After Cleansing, 2-4 drops instilled thrice to four times a day and at night or as directed by the physician.

Paediatric use: Safety and efficacy of Ciprocort otic suspension have been established in paediatric patients 2 years and older in adequate and well controlled clinical trials.

Interaction

There are no known drug interactions.

Contraindications

It should be discontinued at the first appearance of a skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity.

Side Effects

Rare reports of headache, pruritis, migraine, hyperesthesia, paresthesia, fungal dermatitis, cough, rash, urticaria, and alopecia have been reported.

Pregnancy & Lactation

No adequate and well controlled studies have been performed in pregnant women. Caution should be exercised when it is used by pregnant women. It is better not to administer Bactin HC otic suspension during lactation.

Precautions & Warnings

As with other antibiotic preparations, use of Cero-HC may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organism including fungi. If the infection is not improved after one week of therapy, culture should be obtained to guide future treatment.

Therapeutic Class

Aural steroid & antibiotic combined preparations

Storage Conditions

Store at 25°C. Store away from heat, moisture and light. Avoid freezing.
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