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.Also Read: Sompraz l Capsule Uses and Side Effects
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:
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
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Disease
The medicine interaction with diseases is not known clearly.
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Lidocaine- Daily Med [Internet]. dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/lidocaine
Clotrimazole- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/clotrimazole
Clotrimazole: Uses, Side effects, Dosage- EMC [Internet]. www.medicines.org.uk. 2017 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:https://www.drugsbanks.com/important-information-about-clotrimazole/
Beclometasone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/beclometasone
Furosemide- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 26 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/furosemide
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