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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

 

References

https://tgtfiles.target.com/pharmacy/WCMP02-032536_RxGenericsList_NM7.pdf

http://i.walmart.com/i/if/hmp/fusion/four_dollar_drug_list.pdf

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/external-otitis-treatment

 


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