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Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop

Manufacturer: FDC Ltd
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 14, 2020

Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is an anti-bacterial medicine, used to treat bacterial infections affecting the outer parts of the ears. This medicine is also helps in treating numbness, mouth ulcers, itching, burning and multiple other conditions.

Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop are made up of a composed of Lidocaine/Lignocaine, Beclometasone, Clotrimazole and Chloramphenicol. The medication works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain thereby decreasing pain sensation. It also blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the ear red, swollen and itchy.

Clotrimazole brings antifungal properties to the mix and prevents the bacteria from spreading to other parts of the body. Chloramphenicol and Beclomethasone prevent the synthesis of chemicals and proteins that can lead to bacterial growth. All of these drugs combined make for highly effective medicine that can treat most bacterial infections.

There are a few side effects that one needs to careful of, including swelling, inflammation of the skin, irritation and more. Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding should avoid this medicine since the ingredients can harm the fetus or the newborn child.

Apart from that, Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is safe to use with most other medicines or treatments and does not react adversely with any known food substances either.

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Otek Ac Plus Ear Drops are used to treat the following problem:

  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

Common side effects of Otek Ac Plus Ear Drops are as follows:

  • Ear Pain

  • Burning Or Stinging Sensation At Application Site

  • Irritation Of Ear

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is not recommended along with alcohol as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Always take the medicine under medical supervision.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is not considered safe for pregnant women as it may have adverse effects. The doctor must be consulted before administration.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medicine is considered safe for breastfeeding women. The doctor must be consulted before administration.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is not recommended for driving as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Any activity that requires mental alertness must be avoided as the medicine has side effects that can harm the patient.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    No information about the medicine’s effect on kidney function is available.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    No information about the medicine’s effect on liver function is available. The doctor must be consulted before administration.

  • What is the onset of action?

    Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop starts acting on the infection immediately as you start using it. However, in some cases, it might take 2-3 days for the patient to feel better.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    No specific data is available for the duration of the effect of Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop.
  • Is it habit forming?

    These eardrops have not been found to be addictive or habit forming in any way for the users.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose must be taken as soon as possible. If the time for the next dose arrives, skip the missed dose and resume the normal schedule. Do not take the extra dosage.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    It is recommended that you do not overdose on the medicine and it can have harmful effects.

Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is a multidrug composition, thus it works via multiple mechanisms. Firstly it acts as a local anaesthetic that works by stabilizing the neuronal membrane by blocking the voltage-gated sodium channels. This inhibits depolarization of the postsynaptic nerve that prevents the transmission of pain signals. Secondly, works by reversibly binding to the 50S subunit of the ribosomes of the bacterial cell. This interferes with the activity of peptidyl transferase which in turn inhibits protein synthesis in the bacterial cells by blocking peptide bond formations. Thirdly, it binds to phospholipids in the fungal cell membrane and alters its permeability. Lastly, it inhibits leukocyte entry at the inflammation site, interferes in inflammatory response mediator functioning, and reduces oedema and scar tissues.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    There are no known interactions of this medicine with alcohol.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    While it is safe to use with most medicines, there are a few medicines that these ear drops might interact with to cause harm to the body. These medicines include Nystatin, Flucytosine and Amphotericin B.
  • Interaction with Disease

    The medicine interaction with diseases is not known clearly.

Ques: What is Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop?

Ans: Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is classified as a local anesthetic which is used topically on the skin to reduce itchiness and skin conditions such as insect bites, eczema, and burns. It is also used to cure hemorrhoids and problems of the genital/anal regions. It contains Beclomethasone, Chloramphenicol, Clotrimazole, and Lignocaine as active ingredients. Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop works by inhibiting the growth of fungi; altering signal conduction in brain neurons; making breathing easier by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways; stopping bacterial growth by stopping the production of proteins.

Ques: What is the use of Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop?

Ans: Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like wheezing, eye infections, treatment of ringworm, severe bacterial infection, fungal skin infection of the vagina and bacterial infections of the ear. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions such as treatment of jock itch, prevention of oral thrush, rapid heartbeat and sympathetic nerve block. The patient can inquire a doctor for any other uses of this medicine. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop?

Ans: Side effects include stinging sensation in-ear, irritation, and pain in the ear, etc.

Ques: Can Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop be used for Bacterial Infections of the Outer Ear and Wheezing?

Ans: Yes, Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop can be used for treating bacterial infections of the outer ear and wheezing. Along with these, it can also be used for various other conditions. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In Most of the cases the average time taken by this medication, to reach its peak effect is within 3 months, before noticing improvement in the condition. But the same experience is not mandatory to everyone and so, it is not a recommended time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop?

Ans: Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop Empty Stomach, Before Food or After Food?

Ans: Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop is used by dropping it directly into the ear and the action of salts involved in this medication do not depend on using it pre-meal or post-meal, but it is advised to consult a doctor before use as timings may vary with the patient’s condition.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop?

Ans: Otek Ac Plus Ear Drop contains salts, which are suitable to store at room temperature and keeping this medication above or below that, can cause inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication, away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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