Cortomycin

(neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone)

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Treats swelling and infections of the outer ear.

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Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) is used to treat ear infections, but using it for too long can damage your hearing and affect your balance.

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Quick facts about neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone
  • Drug class: Ear
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (neomycin / polymyxin b / hydrocortisone)

Upsides

  • Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) is available as a generic, so your cost might be cheaper than with other medicines.
  • Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) kills most of the bacteria that cause ear infections.
  • Safe to use in children age 2 or older.
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Downsides

  • Using Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) for more than 10 days can damage your hearing and affect your balance. Call your doctor if you don't feel better after 7 days.
  • Some people can get a rash or skin irritation from using Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone), even from the very first dose. If this happens, stop using Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) and call your doctor.
  • If you have asthma, you are more likely to be sensitive to Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone).
  • It's recommended to stay on your side for at least 5 minutes when using Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone), which might be difficult if your child has an ear infection.
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Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) is a combination medication. Neomycin and polymyxin B are antibiotics that kill bacteria by stopping them from growing. Hydrocortisone is a synthetic steroid that stops swelling and itching.

Quick facts about neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone
  • Drug class: Ear
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (neomycin / polymyxin b / hydrocortisone)

Dosage forms

  • Ear drops
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What to expect when you take Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) for Ear infection

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  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Growth of resistant bacteria
  • Hearing loss or balance issues
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Risks and Warnings for Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Prolonged use of Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone)

    Using Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone) for more than 10 days can cause hearing loss or balance issues. This can become permanent. If you're not feeling better after 7 days, call your doctor right away.

Common concerns from people taking Cortomycin (neomycin / polymyxin B / hydrocortisone)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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