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What is Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate) used for?
Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate) are used to treat bacterial or fungal ear infections with a suspected secondary infection affecting the middle or outer ear. The medication slows or halts the reproduction of bacteria and fungus cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infections naturally. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate)?
Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate) should be used according to your physician's directions and those provided with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One drop is normally administered into the affected ear twice daily for a cycle of medication lasting one to two weeks. Your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the drops lie down with the affected ear facing up, hold the bottle above the ear, and dispense one drop. It is suggested to not stand for one to two minutes so that the medication can move into the ear canal and be absorbed. Observe the medication before each application to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may cause contamination. It is also important to not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the ear itself as this may cause contamination. Never stop using the medicine before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate) include:
Stop using the drops and contact your physician immediately if you experience any intense symptoms that worry you being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, intense pain, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require special adjustments to your application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate) if you are allergic to iodine, if the patient being treated is a child under the age of two, or if you have a perforated eardrum. You are also suggested to inform your physician about any chronic conditions you have that may cause problems during treatment to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your prescription.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Locorten Vioform Eardrops (Clioquinol/Flumethasone Pivalate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.