Dermotic Oil Ear Drops
In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02300559 ||DERMOTIC 0.01% OIL EAR DROPS|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Fluocinolone acetonide is a member of the family of medications known as corticosteroids and has an anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effect. This medication is used to relieve inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions such as moderate-to-severe allergic dermatitis, eczema of the outer ear in children, eczema in adults, and seborrheic dermatitis.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
Shampoo: Approximately one ounce (about 30 mL) or less of shampoo should be applied to wet hair and scalp once daily. Work into a lather and leave on the scalp for 5 minutes before rinsing twice with clear water.
Otic (ear) solution: Tilt the head so the affected ear is facing up. Gently pull the earlobe backward and upward to open the ear canal. Apply 5 drops of solution into the ear and keep head tilted for one minute to let the drops run into the ear canal. This should be repeated twice daily. Improvement should occur within 7 days. Contact your physician if your condition does not begin to improve within 7 days.
Do not use the ear solution if the eardrum is perforated.
Oil: After wetting or dampening the affected area, apply a thin film of oil 2 to 3 times daily as prescribed by your doctor. Massage the oil into the skin gently.
The affected area should not be covered with dressings that do not allow the skin to breathe, including diapers when applied to small children. This medication should not be applied to the face, groin, or underarm areas. Applying the oil to these areas may cause enough medication to be absorbed into the body to cause side effects.
Use the oil for the minimum length of time necessary to heal the skin condition.
Avoid getting this medication into your eyes. If contact does occur, flush your eyes immediately with plenty of water.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose, continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply
a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do
after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Safely discard any remaining shampoo 3 months after it is prepared by the pharmacist.
Store all forms of this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each mL of topical oil contains fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: refined peanut oil NF, light mineral oil, oleth-2, isopropyl myristate, isopropyl alcohol, cream fragrance, and balsam pine fragrance.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use fluocinolone acetonide if you:
- are allergic fluocinolone acetonide or any ingredients of this medication
- are allergic to peanuts
- have skin infections caused by viruses, including herpes simplex, vaccinia, and varicella (chickenpox)
- have tuberculous skin lesions
- have untreated infected skin lesions caused by an infection with fungi or bacteria