Clotrimazole - otic


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections of the outer and middle ear.
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Clotrimazole exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.

To use this medicine, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hand with soap and water before using the ear drops.
  2. Clean and thoroughly dry your ear canal.
  3. Lie down or tilt your head to one side.
  4. Gently pull and hold your ear up and back. Instill the required number of drops into your ear.
  5. Keep your head tilted for several minutes.
  6. Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.
Avoid any contact of the solution with your eyes. Rinse immediately with water if this medicine accidentally gets into your eyes. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyesight.

Do not share your ear drops with anyone else.

The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the dose and frequency of application depending on your infection.

Use Clotrimazole at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of this medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.

DO NOT double a dose to make up for a missed dose.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Clotrimazole if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
This medicine may cause any of the following side effects: redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, irritation of the skin.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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