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|Title:||Method of treating otitis with ciprofloxacin-hydrocortisone suspension|
|Abstract:||The invention is directed to a method of treating otitis which comprises introducing an antibacterially-effective amount of a composition comprising a non-ototoxic, topical, otic pharmaceutic composition comprising (a) ciprofloxacin in aqueous solution in an amount effective for antibacterial action; (b) a non-ionic viscosity augmenter unaffected by pH and ionic level, said viscosity augmenter being present in an amount effective for augmenting viscosity of the composition to a viscosity greater than that of water, said viscosity augmenter being at least 85% hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol; (c) a non-ototoxic preservative present in an amount effective for antibacterial action, the preservative being benzyl alcohol; (d) water sufficient to produce an aqueous composition; (e) hydrocortisone in aqueous suspension in an amount effective for anti-inflammatory action; (f) lecithin in an amount effective for enhancing suspension of other constituents in the composition; and (g) polysorbate ranging from polysorbate 20 to 80 in an amount effective for spreading the preparation on a hydrophobic skin surface to the site of infection or inflammation.|
|Inventor(s):||Purwar; Shivaji (Monroe, CT), Goldman; David (Easton, CT)|
|Assignee:||Bayer Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)|
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