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A/B Otic Drops (Generic Antipyrine-Benzocaine Otic)

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Middle ear infections can produce ear pain and swelling, which can be treated with antipyrine and benzocaine otic. To treat an ear infection, it may be used in conjunction with antibiotics. Additionally, it is employed to aid in the removal of ear wax buildup. Analgesics are a group of drugs that includes antipyrine and benzocaine. By easing ear pain and discomfort, antipyrine and benzocaine work together to treat ear problems.

How should this medicine be used?

A solution (liquid) form of the antipyrine and benzocaine otic is provided for insertion into the ear. Antipyrine and benzocaine are often used every 1 to 2 hours as needed to treat ear pain. Antipyrine and benzocaine are typically used three times daily for two to three days to aid in the elimination of ear wax. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any instructions on your prescription label that you are unsure about following. Follow the directions on the label while using benzocaine and antipyrine.

Only the ears should utilise antipyrine and benzocaine otic.

To begin, apply the eardrops as instructed:

  1. Warm the solution by holding the bottle in your hand for a couple of minutes.
  2. Fill your ear with the recommended quantity of drops.
  3. Avoid touching the tip of the device to your fingers, ears, or any other objects.
  4. Drop a few drops onto a small piece of cotton, then insert it into the outer ear.
  5. If necessary, repeat steps 2-4 for the other ear.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using antipyrine and benzocaine otic,

  • If you have an allergy to benzocaine, antipyrine, or any other drug, let your doctor and pharmacist know right away.
  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products you are now taking or intend to use.
  • If you have a hole in your ear drum(s) or ear tube, let your doctor know (s). Most likely, your doctor will advise against using this drug.
  • Inform your doctor if you are expecting, intend to get pregnant, or are nursing a baby. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while taking antipyrine and benzocaine otic.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Typically, this drug is taken as needed. Take the missing dose as soon as you remember it if your doctor has instructed you to consistently use benzocaine and antipyrine otic. If the next dose is soon due, skip the missed one and carry on with your regular dosing plan. Never add another solution to make up for a forgotten one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Benzocaine otic with antipyrine may have negative side effects. If you experience any strange issues while taking this medicine, contact your doctor right away.

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Store it away from excessive heat and moisture at room temperature (not in the bathroom). Avoid freezing. After 6 months from the day the bottle was opened, antipyrine and benzocaine otic should be discarded.

Unused prescriptions must be disposed of carefully to prevent pets, kids, and other people from ingesting them. You should not, however, dispose of this medication in the toilet. Instead, utilising a medicine take-back programme is the easiest approach to get rid of your medication. To find out about take-back programmes in your area, speak with your pharmacist or the garbage/recycling department in your city. If you do not have access to a take-back programme, see the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website at for additional information.

As many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning.

In case of emergency/overdose

Call your local poison control centre at 1-800-222-1222 if someone consumes antipyrine with benzocaine otic. Dial 911 to reach the nearest emergency services if the sufferer has collapsed or has stopped breathing.

What other information should I know?

Allocate time to visit your doctor as scheduled.

No one else should take your medication. Any queries you may have regarding medication refills should be directed to your pharmacist.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

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