To administer a dose:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Gently clean your ear flaps if necessary with a damp facecloth and then dry your ear.
  3. Tilt your head or lie down on one side with the affected ear facing upward.
  4. For adults and children aged 3 years or above, pull the ear slightly backward and upward to straighten the ear canal.

    For children aged younger than 3 years, pull the ear slightly backward and downward to straighten the ear canal.
  5. Instill the prescribed number of drops into the affected ear(s). Avoid touching the tip of bottle or dropper to keep it clean.
  6. Gently press on the small skin flap over the ear to help the drops to run into the ear canal. 
  7. Keep the head tilted sideways for about 2 minutes to prevent the ear drops from running out of the ear.
  8. Do not wash the tip of the dropper. Replace and tighten the cap or dropper after use.


  • Please follow the storage instruction on the drug label.
  • Discard all medications that are expired or no longer required.
  • Do not share your ear drops with other people to avoid transmission of bacteria and delay in treatment.
  • If the drops are a cloudy suspension, shake the bottle well for 10 seconds before use.


Articles on this website are informative only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. They should not be relied upon for specific medical advice.


For enquiries, please call:
Matilda International Hospital – Pharmacy Department
41 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
t 2849 1531
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