What is antipyrine and benzocaine otic?
Antipyrine is a pain reliever.
Benzocaine is a numbing medicine.
The combination of antipyrine and benzocaine is used to treat pain, and swelling caused by ear infections.
Antipyrine and benzocaine otic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about antipyrine and benzocaine otic?
Antipyrine and benzocaine otic is for use only in your ears. Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.
Ear infections may sometimes cause dizziness or a loss of balance. Be careful if you drive, operate machinery, or do anything else hazardous if you feel dizzy or off balance.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have ear drainage or discharge, or worsening pain, irritation, or rash.
Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using this medication.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using antipyrine and benzocaine otic?
You should not use antipyrine and benzocaine otic if you have a ruptured (torn) ear drum, or the medication could leak into the inner ear. A ruptured ear drum usually causes moderate to severe ear pain, with or without a decrease in hearing. Call your doctor if you think you have a ruptured ear drum. Your doctor will use a special scope to see any tear in your ear drum.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using antipyrine and benzocaine otic, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether antipyrine and benzocaine otic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.