What is AOMT?

ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA WITH TYMPANOSTOMY TUBES (AOMT)

is an infection that occurs behind the eardrum in the middle ear when a tympanostomy tube is in place1,2

Ear with illustration of the parts that are affected by AOMT

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AOMT1

  • Otorrhea—drainage from the ear—is typically the only symptom

  • Pain and fever may occur but are rare

Prevalence of AOMT in the United States

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~700,000

children aged <15 years get tubes each year3

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83%

of children with tympanostomy tubes experienced at least one episode of otorrhea after 18 months4

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83%

of children with tympanostomy tubes experienced at least one episode of otorrhea after 18 months4

Susceptible bacteria for AOMT

Gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria are associated with AOMT, including1,5:

Staphylococcus aureus

Illustration of Staphylococcus aureus

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Illustration of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Haemophilus influenzae

Illustration of Haemophilus influenzae

Moraxella catarrhalis

Illustration of Moraxella catarrhalis

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Illustration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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INDICATIONS AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Hypersensitivity Reactions: CIPRODEX® Otic should be discontinued at the first appearance of a skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity. Serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions, some following the first dose, have been reported in patients receiving systemic quinolones.

Potential for Microbial Overgrowth with Prolonged Use: Prolonged use of CIPRODEX® Otic may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible bacteria and fungi. If the infection is not improved after one week of treatment, cultures should be obtained to guide further treatment. If such infections occur, discontinue use and institute alternative therapy.

Continued or Recurrent Otorrhea: If otorrhea persists after a full course of therapy, or if two or more episodes occur within six months, further evaluation is recommended to exclude an underlying condition such as cholesteatoma, foreign body, or a tumor.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most commonly reported adverse reactions in clinical trials were:

INDICATIONS and USAGE

CIPRODEX® Otic is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible isolates of the designated microorganisms in:

DOSAGE

For additional information on CIPRODEX® Otic, please click here for the full Prescribing Information.

References: 1. Rosenfeld RM, Schwartz SR, Pynnonen MA, et al. Clinical practice guideline: tympanostomy tubes in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;149(suppl 1):S1-S35. 2. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Ear infections in children. https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/ear-infections-children. Updated May 12, 2017. Accessed July 12, 2018. 3. Hall MJ, Schwartzman A, Zhang J, Liu X. Ambulatory surgery data from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers: United States, 2010. Natl Health Stat Report. 2017;(102):1-15. 4. Ah-Tye C, Paradise JL, Colborn DK. Otorrhea in young children after tympanostomy-tube placement for persistent middle-ear effusion: prevalence, incidence, and duration. Pediatrics. 2001;107(6):1251-1258. 5. Elmanama AA, Tayyem NEA, Allah SAN. The bacterial etiology of otitis media and their antibiogram among children in Gaza Strip, Palestine. Egyptian J Ear, Nose, Throat Allied Sci. 2014;15(2):87-91.