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Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast # 358: Affordable ear drop alternatives

Emergency Medical Minute
Released on Jul 27, 2018

Author: Erik Verzemnieks, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Otic (ear) specific antibiotic drops can be expensive
  • Opthalmic (eye) versions are basically identical and can be used as an affordable substitute as many are on the $4 drug lists
  • But don’t do the reverse (don't use ear drops on the eye)
  • Use caution when administering aminoglycoside if tympanic membrane rupture is present