Sofradeks is a combined remedy that quickly cures inflammation. The drug has pronounced antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the obvious anti-allergic effect, the medicine copes with unpleasant symptoms of ear diseases.
Indications for use
Ear drops of sfradex are suitable for topical application. They can only be used after an accurate diagnosis, since the doctor must exclude the viral or fungal origin of the disease. The main indications are the following:
- acute and chronic form of external otitis, purulent otitis;
- bacterial damage to the ears, tubo-otitis.
Sofredex is manufactured in the form of ear drops, which are in bottles of dark glass. Several components are present in the composition, which increases the effectiveness of this drug:
- Framiectin is an antibacterial agent from the aminoglycoside category. This substance is effective against bacterial microorganisms.
- Gramicidin - belongs to the category of aminoglycosides and
allows coping with staphylococci. This substance supplements the effect of Framichetin, which makes ear drops more effective.
- Dexamethasone is a glucocorticoid hormone. This component perfectly copes with inflammation and reduces the permeability of capillaries. Due to the use of this substance it is possible to reduce the sensation of itching, swelling and allergy manifestations.
Schemes of application
The drops of the ephedrine are suitable for local use only, they are eyes, nose, ears. For this purpose, 2-3 drops of material are injected into the auditory orifice. In a day, you can instill the remedy up to 4 times. In addition, the external auditory canal is allowed to insert a gauze swab, which is pre-wetted in the preparation. After this, it can be left overnight.
The duration of the drug should not exceed a week. Prolonged use can provoke the emergence of superinfection associated with the formation of resistance of microorganisms to the ingredients of the substance.
The use of this product for children is shown in the form of special cotton flagella. Due to this, it will be possible to cope with unpleasant sensations in the ears and prevent the occurrence of stiffness. Turundas are moistened in the sofradex and gently placed in the ear canal. Every 3 hours they need to be removed and replaced with new ones.
Photo instruction on how to prepare the drops of the sofradex for use
Interaction with other medications
It is undesirable to combine the sfradex with other antibacterial drugs. In other cases, the negative effects of drug interactions were not identified.
Side effects of
When using this drug, there is a risk of undesirable consequences. Usually complications are associated with non-compliance with contraindications to the use of the substance. As a result, in the external auditory canal there may be a sensation of itching, burning or redness. Some people develop dermatitis.
Because the drug should not be used by people with intolerance to its ingredients. If you use the subfadex in case of a violation of the tympanic membrane, there is a threat of partial or total hearing loss .
The main contraindications for the use of the drug include the following:
- high sensitivity to the components of the drug;
- presence of viral or fungal diseases;
- eardrum damage;
- is the breast age.
With great caution, prescribe the drug to young children. If nevertheless there is such a need, it is necessary to strictly observe the dosage.
SofraDex is considered a combined drug, it can be used both as drops and for inhalations in diseases of the nasopharynx. Due to the presence of several components at once, the medicine effectively copes with the pathologies of the ears, eyes, nose. Another undoubted advantage is the low cost of this substance.
In our video you can see the instruction to the preparation:
The drug can be stored for 2 years at a temperature of 25 degrees. Open capacity should be used within a month. After the end of this period, the use of the drug is prohibited.
The cost of this drug is about 200-300 rubles - it all depends on the pricing policy of the pharmacy.
To analogues of ear drops, the SofraDeX refers to drugs that are part of the same pharmacological category. They include Garazon and Betagenot.
According to the reviews, the Sofradex is considered to be a very effective substance that is actively used in otolaryngology. The drug helps to cope with different types of otitis. In this case, the categorically can not be used for tympanic lesions. Therefore, prescribe the drug can only ENT doctor.