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Hydrocortisone and Yerba santa otic
HYDROCORTISONE/YERBA SANTA EAR DROPS

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

HYDROCORTISONE/YERBA SANTA EAR DROPS

(hi-dro-KORT-ih-sown/YUR-buh SAN-tuh)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Earsol-HC

Uses

This medication has been used for swelling and itching of the ear (otic). Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How To Use

Use this as prescribed. To apply medication, wash hands first. Be careful not to touch the dropper tip or let it touch the affected area to avoid contamination. Shake suspension form well before using. Lie on your side or turn the affected ear upward to make application easier. Place the prescribed number of drops in the ear. Avoid touching the ear canal. Keep the ear tilted for one to two minutes. A small piece of clean cotton may be placed in the ear to prevent drops from escaping.

Side Effects

This medication may temporarily sting when first applied. If it persists or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. Inform your doctor if you develop: skin rash, itching, redness, swelling in or around the ears. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history especially of: ear infections, herpes, any drug allergies.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all medicines you may use, both prescription and nonprescription, especially of any other ear medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from sunlight. Avoid freezing.