About Candibiotic Ear drops
What is Candibiotic ear drop used for?
Candibiotic ear drop in the treatment of bacterial and fungal ear infections. Candibiotic is an antibiotic medication with Beclomethasone and clotrimazole and neomycin as its active ingredients.
Beclomethasone is a steroid with anti-inflammatory properties while Neomycin and clotrimazole have antibacterial and antifungal activities respectively.
What are the side effects of using Candibiotic ear drops?
Side effects of using Candibiotic could include any of the following:
- Irritation at the site of application
- Burning sensation
- And redness of the application site
How does candibiotic ear drop work?
Beclomethasone in Candibiotic ear drop is a steroid that works by blocking the production of prostaglandins that make the ear inflamed (red, swelling, and itchy) while Neomycin works by inhibiting bacterial growth. Clotrimazole works by inhibiting ergosterol production in fungal cells, thus compromising its cell membrane.
Precautions for using Candibiotic ear drops
- Apply Candibiotic ear drop to the eyes and skin only.
- Do not use on the eyes or vagina
- Do not cover the treated area with an airtight dressing
- Do not use this medication beyond the prescribed period
Is candibiotic ear drop banned?
In India, the government moved to regularize fixed-dose combinations, with the prospect of banning Candibiotic ear drop for being an irrational cocktail drug, but as at the time of this publication, no ban on Candibiotic has been announced in India.
Can I use Candibiotic ear drop for babies?
Candibiotic ear drops are safe to use for babies provided their ear drop is intact. Make sure to follow your doctors’ instructions for using this medication for your baby.