What is Ear Infection?

An ear infection usually occurs in the middle ear. Symptoms of an ear infection includes ear pain, vomiting, diarrhea, hearing loss and fever. Ear infections can be acute or chronic.

Treatments for ear infections includes using ear drops or taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat ear infection are acetic acid / corticosteroid combinations, acetic acids, aminoglycoside antibiotic / polypeptide antibiotic / corticosteroid combinations, cephalosporin antibiotics, local anesthetics, macrolide / sulfa antibiotic combinations, macrolide antibiotics, penicillin antibiotic / beta lactamase inhibitor combinations, quinolone antibiotic / corticosteroid combinations, and sulfa antibiotics.

Savings Tips for Ear Infection

  • Ofloxacin Ear Drops Discontinued: What Are Your Options?

    March 10, 2016

    Ofloxacin (generic Floxin and Ocuflox) is a common antibiotic used to treat ear and eye infections, among other common bacterial infections. In the past, there have been both ear (otic) and eye (ophthalmic) drops available, along with an oral tablet—but now, you and your doctor may need to find an alternative antibiotic, at least when it comes to the ear drops.

    Last year, in 2015, two pharmaceutical companies (Apotex and Sandoz) discontinued their ofloxacin 0. See More

  • 40+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2015

    August 20, 2014

    For many Americans with health insurance, more than 40 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2015. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing over 40 drugs from their formularies at the end of 2014. This is in addition to the more than 50 drugs removed last year.

    What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

    Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

  • 5 Important Things to Know About Your Kids’ Antibiotics

    July 11, 2014

    Having a sick child can leave you, the parent, feeling helpless. After spending your morning in the doctor’s office the last thing you need to worry about is your child’s prescription. Here are 5 key things to know when your child is prescribed an antibiotic:

    1.  Not all liquid medications have to taste bad

    All liquid medications already have a predetermined flavor from the manufacturer ranging anywhere from fruity strawberry to bitter mint. See More

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Popular Ear Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Penicillin Antibiotics 9 See Prices
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 10 See Prices
Macrolide Antibiotics 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Ear Infection Drug Classes

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