triamcinolone acetonide, neomycin (as sulfate), gramicidin & nystatin
Consumer Medicine Information
This leaflet answers some common questions about KENACOMB OTIC. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always follow the instructions that your doctor or pharmacist give you about KENACOMB OTIC.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns about using this medicine.
Do not throw this leaflet away. You may need to refer to it again later.
KENACOMB OTIC is available in either ear drops or ointment forms and is used to relieve itching, burning, pain or inflammation of the outer ear and ear canal when it is infected or likely to be infected. It contains a combination of medicines:
Your doctor will need to look inside your ears, especially at your eardrums and may have to clean your ears before prescribing this medicine.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
KENACOMB OTIC is only available on prescription from your doctor.
KENACOMB OTIC should be used carefully in children. Long term use can cause systemic side effects through absorption of KENACOMB OTIC.
Do not use KENACOMB OTIC if you have an allergy to:
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
Do not use this medicine if you have any of the following medical conditions:
Do not use KENACOMB OTIC to treat a middle ear infection.
Do not use this medicine if your ear drums are perforated.
Do not use it in the eyes.
Do not use after the expiry date has passed.
Do not use it if the protective seal on the bottle or tube has been broken.
Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have extensive skin damage or other conditions where absorption of neomycin is possible.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding or plan to breast feed. Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you start to use KENACOMB OTIC.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines and KENACOMB OTIC may interfere with each other. Your doctor or pharmacist may have more information on which medicines to be careful with or to avoid while using KENACOMB OTIC.
KENACOMB OTIC should only be used as directed by your doctor.
It is important that you always follow your doctor's instructions about how much KENACOMB OTIC to use, how often you should use it, and for how long.
Shake well before use.
Squeeze two or three drops into the ear canal, two or three times daily. Alternatively, a gauze wick saturated with the drops may be inserted in the ear canal.
Gently and carefully insert the tapered tip of the tube a short way into the ear canal and squeeze out the ointment, two or three times a day.
The ointment can also be applied to the outer ear if required.
Your doctor will tell you how long you need to use KENACOMB OTIC.
Even if symptoms improve within the first few days of treatment, you should not interrupt or stop KENACOMB OTIC until the prescribed course of treatment has been completed.
If you forget one or more applications, do not apply more than the usual amount to make up for the missed dose. If you do, this may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect.
At the next application time, apply the normal amount and continue the course of treatment.
Tell your doctor if for any reason you have not used KENACOMB OTIC exactly as prescribed.
If you apply too much or swallow it accidentally, immediately call your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (phone 13 11 26) for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
Tell all doctors and pharmacists who are treating you that you are using KENACOMB OTIC, especially if you are about to start taking any new medicines.
Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or they get worse.
Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while using KENACOMB OTIC.
Do not use KENACOMB OTIC to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Do not use it in your eyes.
Do not swallow it.
Do not use KENACOMB OTIC on damaged skin.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using KENACOMB OTIC. All medicines, including KENACOMB OTIC, can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.
Do not be alarmed by the following list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Other side effects not listed below may also occur in some people.
Side effects with KENACOMB OTIC are uncommon.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
Stop using KENACOMB OTIC and tell your doctor immediately or go to the Accident and Emergency Centre at your nearest hospital if you notice any of the following:
If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to KENACOMB OTIC and may need urgent medical attention.
Some of the side effects that may occur include:
Some side effects of KENACOMB OTIC can only be found when your doctor does tests from time to time to check your progress.
Store at 2 - 8°C in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Store below 25°C.
Keep all medicines out of reach of children.
If your doctor tells you to stop using KENACOMB OTIC, or if it has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any that is left over.
KENACOMB OTIC is available either as ear drops or as an ointment.
A yellow coloured oily liquid in a plastic dropper bottle.
A yellow to amber coloured ointment in a 5 g tube with a cannula tip.
KENACOMB OTIC ear drops contains:
KENACOMB OTIC ointment contains:
Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd
34-36 Chandos Street
St Leonards NSW 2065
Australian Registration Numbers:
Ear drops: AUST R 19200
Ointment: AUST R 19201.
This leaflet was revised in February 2014.
Published by MIMS September 2015