Brand: Pramotic, Uni-Otic Ear Drops
Generic: Chloroxylenol and Pramoxine
Pramotic is an antibiotic and anesthetic drug, used to treat an ear infection. This is a drug combination of chloroxylenol and pramoxine.
Chloroxylenol is the antibiotic component of Pramotic. It fights the bacteria to eradicate ear infection.
Pramoxine is the anesthetic component of Pramotic. It reduces the symptoms of ear infection, particularly ear pain and itchiness.
Read your medication guide and follow your doctor’s prescription at all times.
- Apply Pramotic into the affected ear(s) with the required number of drops per doctor’s prescription.
- You may assume a side- lying position or just tilt your head with you affected ear facing upward when applying this medication. Stay in this position for 5 minutes after applying for this medicine. To open the ear canal, pull the ear gently back and upward for adults while pulling the ear gently back and downward for children.
- Position the ear dropper above your affected ear. Avoid contaminating the tip of the dropper. Do not let it touch any surface including your ears and fingers.
- Wipe the dropper tip using a tissue paper but do not wash it with soap or water.
- The dosage depends on your medical condition or treatment response. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
- Do not let this otic medication from getting in contact with your eyes or mouth. Otherwise, rinse these sites with water immediately.
- Avoid alcohol intake and activities that require mental alertness (i.e. driving, operating machinery) because ear infection causes dizziness and it can also affect your sense of balance.
- Continue using this medication on a regular schedule (same time of the day). Do not stop taking this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor.
Inform your doctor immediately if your condition aggravates or does not improve.
Take your missed dose as soon as possible. However, make sure that the time interval between the missed and the next dose is not too close. Otherwise, stick with the regular schedule and leave out the missed dose. Do not double dose to cover up a missed dose. Record your missed dose and inform your doctor immediately if you missed several doses.
Some drugs may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of Pramotic. Likewise, Pramotic may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.
Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with Pramotic.
Never alter the doses of other medications while on Pramotic neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.
There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking Pramotic, tell your health care provider if you have/are:
- Any allergies to any substance, food or medication, particularly to Pramotic, chloroxylenol or to pramoxine
- Medical history or a present condition such as:
- Ruptured ear drum
- Other hearing problems
- Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a baby (It is not known if Pramotic can harm the unborn child or if it can pass through breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risks and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy must be discussed well with your doctor.)