Otic/aural/ear drugs

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Otic/aural/ear drugs

Anti-microbial drugs:
• indicated for ear infections

Antihistamine and decongestants:
• stimulate adrenergic receptors  vasoconstriction
• indicated in management of otitis media
• eg Actifed

Local anaesthetics:
• indicated for pain
• eg benzocaine

Ceruminolytic drugs:
• emulsify and loosen cerumen deposits
• eg carbamide peroxide

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