Dexamethasone - otic

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that is used to relieve inflammation of the ear (e.g. allergic otitis externa).
How do I use this medicine?
Use Dexamethasone ear drops exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

How to use the ear drop solution:
  1. Wash your hand with soap and water before using the ear drops. Ensure that your ear canal is clean and dry.
  2. Lie down or tilt your head to one side.
  3. Gently pull and hold your ear up and back. Instill the required number of drops into your ear.
  4. Keep your head tilted for several minutes.
  5. Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.
Do not share your ear drops with anyone else.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Dexamethasone.

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • inflammation of the ear caused by infection
  • damaged ear drum
as Dexamethasone ear drops may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Throw away any remaining ear drops 4 weeks after opening. Mark the date of opening on the ear drop bottle so that you know when the bottle was opened.
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.
How should I store this medicine?
Store below 25°C, away from the reach of children. Do not freeze.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on dexamethasone - otic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2024 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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