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Antipyrine-Benzocaine Otic

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Antipyrine and benzocaine otic can be used to treat the ear pain and edoema that might result from middle ear infections. It may be combined with antibiotics to treat an ear infection. It is also used to facilitate the clearance of ear wax accumulation. Antipyrine and benzocaine are part of the class of medications known as analgesics. Antipyrine and benzocaine work together to treat ear disorders by reducing ear pain and discomfort.

How should this medicine be used?

The antipyrine and benzocaine otic is offered in a solution (liquid) form for implantation into the ear. To alleviate ear pain, antipyrine and benzocaine are frequently used every 1 to 2 hours as necessary. To help with ear wax removal, antipyrine and benzocaine are frequently used three times per day for two to three days. Any directions on your prescription label that you are unclear about following, ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify. Utilize benzocaine and antipyrine as directed by the label.

Antipyrine and benzocaine otic should only be applied to the ears.

To begin, apply the eardrops as instructed:

  1. By briefly holding the container in your palm, you can warm the solution.
  2. Use the indicated number of drops in your ear.
  3. Do not touch the device’s tip with your fingers, ears, or any other things.
  4. A few drops should be applied to a small piece of cotton before being inserted into the outer ear.
  5. For the other ear, repeat steps 2-4 as necessary.

Other uses for this medicine

If you think this medication ought to be used for something different, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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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