Inflammatory diseases of the ear almost always require the use of local remedies for treatment. There are many different drops to solve this problem.
Some include local antibiotics, others relieve inflammation, and still others can partially eliminate the pain syndrome. Consider what constitutes the ear drops Garazon and how they work.
What is this remedy?
Garazon is a local antibacterial agent with anti-inflammatory properties, which is used to treat diseases of the ears and eyes.
The drug is placed in an opaque bottle, at the end of which there is a special nozzle-dropper. It allows you to properly dispense the drug.
The solution itself is Garazon transparent, slightly whitish, it does not contain impurities and inclusions.
Combined components allow it to show immediate anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. What is part of the drops:
- Local antibiotic gentamicin. This tool, which belongs to the group of aminoglycosides, broad-spectrum antibiotics. It has a bactericidal effect and acts on most pathogens.
- The local hormone glucocorticosteroid betamethasone. This component acts only locally and has no systemic effect on the body. Shows anti-inflammatory and anti-edema effect. Reduces the prevalence of inflammation and partially eliminates redness. When lesions of the cornea retains its transparency, prevent the ingrowth of blood vessels.
Such a complex action makes it possible to use Garazon in the treatment of diseases of the middle and outer ear, as well as in inflammatory diseases of the eye.
Indications for use
Garazon is shown for use in the following situations:
- Acute and chronic inflammation of the middle and outer ear.
- Conjunctivitis and blepharoconjunctivitis of staphylococcal and other etiology.
- Inflammatory pathology of the eye and surrounding tissues.
- Traumatic injury to the ears or eyes.
- The postoperative period for the prevention of the development of infectious complications.
- Injuries and foreign bodies of the anterior part of the eye.
- Infection of the external auditory canal with foreign bodies.
In some cases, Garazon is used to treat dermatitis and eczema of the ear canal or eye. Thanks to its local hormone, the drug effectively suppresses inflammation and eliminates the symptoms of these diseases.
How to use them
In diseases of the ear, Garazon is used as ear drops. To do this, a bottle with drops of room temperature is turned downwards, the ear is pulled back and up, and the recommended amount of drops is instilled.
Dosage for an adult: 3-4 drops 2-3 times a day. For children from 8 to 14 years: 2-3 drops, respectively.
In case of lesions of the external auditory canal, you can soak a special gauze turndus or cotton swab. After this impregnation, the tampon is inserted into the ear and held there for 3-4 hours.
This procedure is performed 2 times a day.
In chronic inflammatory processes, treatment begins with the usual dosages and gradually reduces the dose until the complete cessation of the inflammatory symptoms. It is not recommended to use drops for treatment for more than 14 days.
Compliance with this rule will help avoid the development of bacteria resistance to the active components of the drug.
In case of eye diseases, the dosage is determined individually, depending on the nature of the pathological process. For treatment, the selected number of drops is instilled into the conjunctival sac of the affected eyeball.
Contraindications for use
The drug is not recommended for use in the following situations:
- Allergy or intolerance to the components of the drug.
- Viral lesions of the eye. The drug does not act on viruses, therefore, with such diseases will be ineffective.
- Fungal lesions of the eye or ear.
- Children up to 8 years old.
- With long wearing contact lenses.
- During pregnancy and lactation.
With caution, the drug is prescribed to patients with diabetes mellitus and history of glaucoma.
Possible contraindications and overdose cases
When using drops, dryness, burning or irritation may occur at the place of their application. Less often, patients complain of allergic reactions after using the drug.
An undesirable side effect of the drug on the eyes can manifest as cornea thinning, vision problems, development of secondary superinfection, etc. The use of these drops in the presence of perforation of the eardrum can lead to permanent irreversible hearing loss due to the ototoxic effect of gentamicin on the auditory nerve.
Prolonged uncontrolled use of medication can lead to disruption of the pituitary and adrenal glands. To correct this condition, the drug is slowly canceled and symptomatic agents are used.
The drug is intended for local use only. It can not be used as an injection.
If clinical symptoms of inflammation persist for 2-3 days after its use, it is desirable for the patient to conduct additional research on the microflora and its sensitivity to this antibiotic.
When treating local inflammation, this remedy may mask the symptoms of another infection process. Prolonged use of drops in the ear can lead to the growth of fungal microflora and the development of secondary fungal otitis.
When using ear drops, it is necessary to take into account that gentamicin is an antibiotic from the group of aminoglycosides and it has ototoxicity. When treating herpes simplex virus, care must be taken, because the drug contains glucocorticosteroid hormones.
With prolonged use, the drug should be withdrawn gradually, slowly reducing the dosage. Do not use in babies under 8 years.
How are produced and stored
The medicine can be purchased at a pharmacy with a doctor’s prescription. The bottle itself is a special plastic dropper, which is equipped with a sterile cap.
Each vial contains 5 ml of active ingredient.
Store at a temperature not higher than 25 degrees and protect from direct sunlight. Drops are valid for three years from the date of manufacture.
The country of origin is the USA.
Feedback from people using these drops, mostly positive. Their composition allows them not only to effectively fight the infection, but also to eliminate the painful symptoms of inflammation in patients.
Antibacterial local drops Garazon can be used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the eyes and ears. It is not recommended to drip them into the nose.
The drug has a number of contraindications and can cause side effects. Before use, you need to consult a doctor.