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I was prescribed triamcinolone acetonide/ chlortetracycline

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I was prescribed triamcinolone acetonide/ chlortetracycline ointment(aureocort ) but it has been withdrawn from the market until dec 2014. Is there an alternative for this available ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

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This is a combination of antibiotic and steroid ointment.

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Yes there are other alternatives available.

Customer: What are the alternatives called
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Ciprodex

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Ciprodex is a combination of ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone.

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You should use 4 drops upto twice aily.

Customer: Is this an ointment
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this is ear drop ( suspension).

Customer: Is there an ointment instead
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yes there is

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YOu can triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% ointment.

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THis should be available.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu : YOu can try triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% ointment, which should be adequate for ear canal eczema.
Dr Basu : THis should be available.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Hello

I am a double board certified US doctor of internal medicine and integrative medicine. I will give you an initial answer or ask a question. Use reply to expert as needed to communicate with me.

 

In fact there is no exact substitute for your product that is easily obtained as a commercial preparation [check with your pharmacist who will tell you this, I just did],

 

BUT, your doctor can compound the formula or its equivalent and order this from a compounding pharmacy.

 

If you tell me your city and state, I will help you find one.

 

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
THis is Dr Basu, experienced in skin diseases.
No your doctor cannot order another compounded formulation as it is usually very expensive.
Based on your description, you do not have any ear infection.
So, using an antibotic is not necessary.
A steroid ointment will be enough for your condition.
Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% is cheap and offers excellent response to ear canal eczema related to hearing aid use.
In fact your current formulation also contains triamcinolone.

So, you should ask your doctor about this preparation.

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