Antipyrine and Benzocaine

Name: Antipyrine and Benzocaine

Uses of Antipyrine and Benzocaine

  • It is used to ease pain, swelling, and pressure linked with some ear infections.
  • It is used to soften earwax so it may be taken out.

How is this medicine (Antipyrine and Benzocaine) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • For the ear only.
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • Lie on your side with problem ear up.
  • Pull the outer ear outward and upward.
  • For children younger than 3 years of age, pull the outer ear outward and downward.
  • Put drops in ear without touching dropper to ear. Stay on side for 2 minutes or put cotton plug in ear.
  • Do not touch the container tip to the skin.
  • Do not use if it turns brownish-yellow.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you use antipyrine and benzocaine on a regular basis, put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not use 2 doses or extra doses.
  • Many times this medicine is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about antipyrine and benzocaine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about antipyrine and benzocaine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using antipyrine and benzocaine.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

Index Terms

  • Auralgan
  • Benzocaine and Antipyrine

Pharmacologic Category

  • Otic Agent, Analgesic
  • Otic Agent, Cerumenolytic

Storage

Store at 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F); protect from heat. Protect from light. Do not use if solution is brown or contains a precipitate. Discard 6 months after placing dropper into solution.

Pregnancy Risk Factor C Pregnancy Considerations

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this combination.

Patient Education

• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)

• Have patient report immediately to prescriber ear irritation (HCAHPS).

• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for healthcare professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience and judgment in diagnosing, treating and advising patients.

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