|The name of the preparation
||Character; dose; package
||Price after refund
||In which pharmacy?
||eye and ear suspensions;
1 ml contains: 5 mg oxytetracycline, 10,000 IU polymyxin B, 15 mg hydrocortisone;
||PharmaSwiss / Valeant
Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.
The drug is available on prescription
What is Atecortin?
A combined preparation containing anti-infectives (oxytetracycline and polymyxin B) and a corticosteroid drug (hydrocortisone). Used topically in the treatment of bacterial eye and / or ear infections, with concomitant inflammation.
What does Atecortin contain and how does it work?
It is a combined preparation containing 3 active substances: oxytetracycline and polymyxin with antimicrobial effect and hydrocortisone with anti-inflammatory effect. Oxytetracycline is an antibiotic from the group of bacteriostatic tetracyclines. The mechanism of its action, common for the whole group of tetracycline antibiotics, consists in inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial proteins. Polymyxin B is a polypeptide antibiotic with bactericidal activity. Due to its significant toxicity, it is used only locally. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid medicine. It has anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and anti-exudative properties. After topical administration, oxytetracycline and hydrocortisone penetrate the circulation to a small extent, whereas polymyxin B is not absorbed from the surface of mucous membranes and skin.
When to use Atecortin?
The preparation is indicated:
· In the local treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, eyelid rims, lacrimal sac, cornea
· Prophylactically after ocular surgery (about 8-10 days after the surgery, after the scar has completely healed)
· In the local treatment of external auditory canal inflammation.
When not to use this preparation?
Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
The preparation is also contraindicated in the presence of: fungal conjunctivitis, viral diseases (herpes, chickenpox, viral retinitis or keratitis), primary glaucoma, tuberculosis of the eye.
Take special care with Atecortin?
Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The preparation is intended only for external use, locally to the conjunctival sac or to the ear. The preparation should be used under the supervision of an ophthalmologist or an otolaryngologist.
Do not use for more than about 7 days. Long-term use of antibiotics may cause excessive development of resistant bacteria and fungi. During the treatment period, it is recommended to observe whether there are symptoms of new infections. If new bacterial or fungal infections (eg yeast infections) appear during the application period, a doctor should be consulted immediately.
Do not use if there is no inflammation.
Do not use for the ears if there is perforation of the eardrum.
The preparation can be used in children only if the doctor deems it absolutely necessary.
Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
The preparation has no significant effect on the ability to drive vehicles and operate machinery / machines.
Caution should be exercised because temporary visual disturbances may occur immediately after administration to the eye.
Dosage of Atecortin
The product is in the form of a suspension and is intended for topical application to the eyes or ears. Use the product as directed by your doctor. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
In ophthalmology, the following are usually used:
1-2 drops into the conjunctival sac 2-3 times a day, usually for 7-14 days.
2-4 drops to the ear 3 times a day, usually for about 7 days.
Shake the suspension slightly before use.
Can Atecortin be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please inform the doctor prescribing the prescription for this medicine.
The use of the preparation during pregnancy is only allowed when the doctor deems it absolutely necessary, and the use of a safer alternative medicine is impossible (including contraindicated).
It is not recommended to use the product during breastfeeding.
Can I use other preparations in parallel?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
The preparation is applied topically. There was no interaction with other drugs.
What side effects can occur?
Like all medicines, Atecortin can also cause side effects, although it will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
Eye symptoms may occur: tearing, burning, irritation, itching around the eye, and rarely allergic reactions. Long-term use (3-6 weeks or more) may cause secondary fungal infections, increase intraocular pressure and may lead to cataracts associated with the use of steroids.