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Sofracort
(Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone)

Formulation : Ear/Eye Drops

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What is Sofracort /Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone used for?

Sofracort is an antibiotic used to treat external ear infections and other inflammatory conditions for the ear, and inflammation associated with infection in the front portion of the eye. Eye conditions treated by Sofracort include blepharitis, allergic, infections, and rosacea conjunctivitis, rosacea keratitis, scleritis, episcleritis, and iridocycitis. Sofracort contains two antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory. The antibiotics help kill bacteria that may cause certain eye and ear infections. The anti-inflammatory reduces the swelling and inflammation.

How should Sofracort /Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone be stored?

Store Sofracort at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Sofracort/Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone ?

Follow your doctors dosing instructions when using this medication. The usual dose for ear infections is 2 or 3 drops instilled in the ear canal three or four times daily. Tilt your head to one side and let the drops fall into the ear canal. Do not touch your ear with the ear dropper. If you are using this medication for the eye, instill 1 or 2 drops every few hours. This dose is used for around 2 or 3 days. Then the dose is reduced to 1 or 2 drops three or four times daily. To use the eye drops, pull your lower eyelid down with your fingers to create a pouch between your eye and your lower eyelid. Insert one drop and close your eye, placing your finger on your tear duct to stop the medicine from traveling to your nasal canals. Wait several minutes and repeat so that you have used two drops in the infected eye. If your doctor has recommended that you use a different dose, follow his or her dosing instructions. Use this medicine on a regular schedule for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor. Never take two doses at once. Do not dispose of this medication down the sink or toilet or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist about how to dispose of this medication.

When should Sofracort /Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone not be taken?

Sofracort should not be used in the ear if you have a viral or fungal infection, if you have untreated infections with thick excretions, if you have a perforated eardrum, or if you have an allergy to this medication. Do not use Sofracort in the eye if you have herpes simplex and other viral diseases of the cornea, if you have tuberculosis and fungal diseases of the eye, trachoma, or acute purulent, or if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in this medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Sofracort /Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone ?

Tell your doctor about any allergies or medical conditions that you have before taking this medicine. Tell your doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs before taking Sofracort. Some drugs can interact and cause unwanted side effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before taking this medication and discuss the risks of using Sofracort while pregnant. Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby before taking Sofracort. Some medications can pass through breast milk and harm a nursing baby.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Sofracort /Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone ?

Extended ocular use of this medication can increase eye pressure for some people. If you are taking this medication for an extended period of time, have your eye pressure regularly checked. People with conditions that cause thinning of the cornea may experience perforation of the cornea brought on by skin-applied steroids like this medication. Cataracts have also occurred in patients who have been treated long-term with Sofracort and other skin applied steroids

When should Sofracort /Framycetin/gramicid d/dexamethasone not be taken?

Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction to Sofracort such as: rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. Call your doctor if you experience any

Less serious side effects include stinging of the eye or ear, burning, stinging, redness, or watering of the eyes.

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