Falcon Pharmaceuticals Hydrocortisone, Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate Otic drops, solution Reviews
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Comments about Falcon Pharmaceuticals Hydrocortisone, Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate Otic drops, solution:
Last month on a Friday afternoon my 11 year old son came to complaining that his ear hurt a little bit. I gave him Tylenol and told him if it didn't feel better on Monday we would take him to see Dr. Joe. Later that same evening he came to me with tears in his eyes and said that his ear really hurt bad. I could tell by that glassy eyed look that he had a fever, and when I checked him temperature it was almost 101 degrees. Well, that was just peachy! It was Friday night, our doctor would not be in his office until Monday morning and my son was hurting worse by the minute. We were up three times during the night, alternating Ibuprofen and Tylenol, and he had the heating pad on his ear. The medication releived some of the pain and fever but it didn't help much. There was no way I was going to make him wait until Monday to see his pediatrician. We ended up going to one of those Immediate Med places the next morning to get my baby some antibiotics and make that nasty ear ache go away.
The doctor told me what I already knew...my son had an ear infection. The inner ear was red but we were lucky that we caught it in time and the major infection was in his outer ear. The inner ear was only slightly infected. I was so glad that I had not waited until Monday to take him to the doctor.
He was prescribed Tylenol with Codeine for the pain and **Falcon Pharmaceuticals Hydrocortisone, Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate Otic drops, solution **for his ear infection. Four drops of the solution, four times a day, for seven days. We were told to continue the medication for the entire seven days even if the pain stopped so that the bacteria would be totally killed and the infection wouldn't come back and be even worse. (That's typical with antibiotics, as I'm sure most everyone is well aware).
These prescription ear drops worked more quickly and better than I would have dared hoped. By Sunday afternoon, (after six doses of the ear drops), my son's fever was gone and his ear didn't hurt at all. It was so good to see him happy and acting like himself again. If anyone in my family gets an ear infection in the future I will ask for this medication by name. I'm keeping the box it came in so I won't forget it.
Here is some **important information** about **Falcon Pharmaceuticals Hydrocortisone, Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate Otic drops, solution **for you:
**How to use this medication**: *This medicine is only for use in the ears. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Clean your ear of any fluid that can be easily removed. Do not insert any object or swab into the ear canal. Gently warm the bottle by holding it in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. Lie down on your side with the infected ear dacing upward. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your ear, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the bottle gently to put the prescribed number of drops in the ear canal. Stay in this position for 30 to 60 seconds to help the drops soak into the ear. Repeat the steps for the other ear if both ears are infected. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. **Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.****Overdosage**: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.****NOTE: **This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others."*
**What should I watch for while using this medicine? **"*Tell your doctor or health care professional if your ear infection does not get better in a few days. Do not use longer than 10 days unless instructed by your doctor or health care professional.If rash or allergic reaction occurs, stop the product immediately and contact your physician. It is important that you keep the infected ear(s) clean and dry. When bathing, try not to get the infected ear(s) wet. Do not go swimming unless your doctor or health care professional has told you otherwise. To prevent the spread of infection, do not share ear products, or share towels and washcloths with anyone else."*
**What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? **"*Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:**•rash**•red, itchy, dry scaly skin at the affected site**•worsening ear pain**Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):**•abnormal sensation in the ear**•burning or stinging while putting the drops in the ear"*
If my son had not had a fever accompanying his ear ache I would have considered waiting until Monday so that we could have taken him to see his own pediatrician. But when there's a fever, there's either a viral or bacterial infection. Since his ear hurt so much, I knew he had a bacterial infection that was only going to get worse with time. I can't stand for my children to be in pain. If I can do anything to make it stop, I will. In this case that meant taking my son to a doctor as soon as possible, so that's what we did. The medication the doctor prescribed worked very quickly and was easy to administer.
If you or your child has to see a physician because of an ear ache, I recommend asking the doctor about this medication. It worked wonders for my son!