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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Cortisporin
Manufacturer:Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Indications and Usage
For the treatment of superficial bacterial infections of the external auditory canal caused by organisms susceptible to the action of the antibiotics, and for the treatment of infections of mastoidectomy and fenestration cavities caused by organisms susceptible to the antibiotics.
Bacterial Infections -- Infections by bacteria, general or unspecified.

Infection -- Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.

Contraindications
This product is contraindicated in those individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components, and in herpes simplex, vaccinia, and varicella infections.
Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Herpes Simplex Infections -- A group of acute infections caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 that is characterized by the development of one or more small fluid-filled vesicles with a raised erythematous base on the skin or mucous membrane. It occurs as a primary infection or recurs due to a reactivation of a latent infection. (Dorland, 27th ed.)

Vaccinia -- The cutaneous and occasional systemic reactions associated with vaccination using smallpox (variola) vaccine.

Chickenpox -- A highly contagious infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). It usually affects children, is spread by direct contact or respiratory route via droplet nuclei, and is characterized by the appearance on the skin and mucous membranes of successive crops of typical pruritic vesicular lesions that are easily broken and become scabbed. Chickenpox is relatively benign in children, but may be complicated by pneumonia and encephalitis in adults. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Warnings

Neomycin can induce permanent sensorineural hearing loss due to cochlear damage, mainly destruction of hair cells in the organ of Corti.

The risk is greater with prolonged use.

Therapy should be limited to 10 consecutive days (see PRECAUTIONS-General).

Patients being treated with eardrops containing neomycin should be under close clinical observation.

CORTISPORIN® Otic Suspension should not be used in any patient with a perforated tympanic membrane.

Discontinue promptly if sensitization or irritation occurs.

Neomycin sulfate may cause cutaneous sensitization.

A precise incidence of hypersensitivity reactions (primarily skin rash) due to topical neomycin is not known.

When using neomycin-containing products to control secondary infection in the chronic dermatoses, such as chronic otitis externa or stasis dermatitis, it should be borne in mind that the skin in these conditions is more liable than is normal skin to become sensitized to many substances, including neomycin.

The manifestation of sensitization to neomycin is usually a low-grade reddening with swelling, dry scaling, and itching; it may be manifest simply as a failure to heal.

Periodic examination for such signs is advisable, and the patient should be told to discontinue the product if they are observed.

These symptoms regress quickly on withdrawing the medication.

Neomycincontaining applications should be avoided for the patient thereafter.

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