Antipyrine and Benzocaine (Otic)
Brand Names : A/B Otic, Allergen, Analgesic Otic, Antiben, Auralgan, Aurodex, Auroto, Dolotic, Ear Drops, Otocalm, Earache Drops, phenazone, ethyl aminobenzoate
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For antipyrine and benzocaine
combination, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to antipyrine or benzocaine or other local anesthetics.
Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances,
such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy - Although studies on effects in pregnancy have not
been done in either humans or animals, this medicine has not been reported
to cause problems in humans.
Breast-feeding - It is not known whether this medicine passes into
the breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts,
many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are using
this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Children - Infants, especially infants up to 3 months of age,
may be especially sensitive to the effects of the benzocaine in this combination
medicine. This may increase the chance of side effects. However, this medicine
is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older children
than it does in adults.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information
comparing use of antipyrine and benzocaine in the elderly with use in other
age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects
or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical problems may affect
the use of antipyrine and benzocaine combination. Make sure you tell your
Your ear is draining - The chance of unwanted effects may be