- It is used to treat skin infections.
- It is used to treat ear infections.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: A viral skin infection like cold sores, chickenpox, or shingles; acne; rosacea; skin problems caused by TB (tuberculosis) or syphilis; skin problems after getting a vaccine; or swelling around the mouth.
- Do not give to a child younger than 2 years of age.
- Do not use in the ear if your child has a ruptured ear drum. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has a ruptured eardrum.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This drug may change in color. This is normal.
- This drug may stain fingernails, hair, and skin.
- Protect your child’s clothing from staining.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child uses this drug.
- Do not give this drug for more than 1 week unless told to do so by your child’s doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth).
- Skin irritation.
- Do not give by mouth. Use on your child’s skin only. Keep out of your child’s mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Do not put on open sores or broken skin.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- If using on your child’s groin, use a little bit. Do not dress your child in tight clothing.
- For the ear only.
- Do not use in the eye.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- You may want to gently clean the ear with a warm, wet cloth. Dry the ear with a towel.
- Warm solution in hands 1 to 2 minutes before putting drops in ear.
- Have your child lie on his/her side with problem ear up.
- For children younger than 3 years of age, pull the outer ear outward and downward.
- For children 3 years of age and older, pull the outer ear outward and upward.
- Put drops in ear without touching dropper to ear.
- Have your child stay on his/her side for 2 minutes or put a cotton plug into ear.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Do not freeze.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.