Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Allergy: The ear drops contain potassium meta-bisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergy-type reactions or asthma attacks in certain people. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. Some people have also developed allergic reactions, including skin rash, to the neomycin component of this medication.
If you notice redness, swelling, itching, and dry scales, or if the infection doesn't seem to be healing, stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Duration of treatment: If your condition does not improve after you have been using this medication for a week, contact your doctor.
Kidney function: If you have reduced kidney function, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Overgrowth of organisms (superinfection): As with other antibiotics, treatment with this medication may allow normal fungus, yeast, or types of bacteria not killed by the antibiotic to overgrow, causing unwanted infections. If the infection has not improved after one week of therapy, contact your doctor.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. This medication is not recommended for women who are breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under 2 years of age.