12.1 Drugs acting on the ear

Only take ear swabs for culture in chronic cases or treatment failure.

Topical aminoglycoside antibiotics are contra-indicated in those with a tympanic perforation.

Suspected fungal infections should be referred to a specialist for treatment.

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status