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ANTIPYRINE AND BENZOCAINE
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----------ANTIPYRINE AND BENZOCAINE OTIC SOLUTION
Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution is an otic solution containing Antipyrine, Benzocaine, Oxyquinoline Sulfate, and Anhydrous Glycerin for use in the ear. The solution congeals at 0°C (32°F), but returns to normal consistency, unchanged, at room temperature.
Antipyrine is an analgesic with local anesthetic action, it is chemically 2,3-dimethyl-1-phenyl-3-pyrazolin-5- one.
Antipyrine occurs as colorless crystals or white powder, has a slightly bitter taste and is soluble in water and alcohol.
Benzocaine is a local anesthetic. It is chemically ethyl p-aminobenzoate or Benzoic acid, 4-amino-, ethyl ester.
It occurs as white crystals or white crystalline powder and is slightly soluble in water and soluble in organic solvents.
EACH mL CONTAINS:
Actives: Antipyrine 54 mg, Benzocaine 14 mg; Inactives: Glycerine (anhydrous), Oxyquinoline Sulfate.
Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution combines the hygroscopic property of anhydrous glycerin with the analgesic action of antipyrine and benzocaine to relieve pressure, reduce inflammation and congestion, and to alleviate pain and discomfort in acute otitis media.
Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution does not blanch the tympanic membrane or mask the landmarks and, therefore, does not distort the otoscopic picture.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Acute Otitis media of various etiologies
-prompt relief of pain and reduction of inflammation in the congestive and serous stages.
-adjuvant therapy during systemic antibiotic administration for resolution of the infection.
Because of the close anatomical relationship of the eustachian tube to the nasal cavity, otitis media is a frequent problem, especially in children in whom the tube is shorter, wider, and more horizontal than in adults.
Removal of Cerumen
-facilitates the removal of excessive or impacted cerumen.
The product is contraindicated in any person with hypersensitivity to any of the components or substances related to them.
FOR USE IN EARS ONLY-NOT FOR USE IN EYES
Discontinue promptly if sensitization or irritation occurs.
Information for Patients: Avoid contaminating the dropper with material from the ear, fingers or other source.
Pregnancy: Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Acute otitis media: Instill Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution, permitting the solution to run along the wall of the ear canal until it is filled. Avoid touching the ear with dropper. Then moisten a cotton pledget with Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution and insert into meatus. Repeat every one to two hours until pain and congestion are relieved.
Removal of Cerumen:
Before: Instill Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution three times daily for two or three days to help detach cerumen from wall of ear canal and facilitate removal.
After: Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution is useful for drying out the ear canal or relieving discomfort.
Before and after removal of cerumen, a cotton pledget moistened with Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution should be inserted into the meatus following instillation.
Antipyrine and Benzocaine Otic Solution is supplied in a 15 mL light-resistant dropper-bottle with a screwtop bottle cap. Tamper evident seal on bottle cap. Do not use if seal is broken.
Storage and Handling
Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from heat and light. Protect from freezing.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Boca Pharmacal, Inc.
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Revised: 12/2009 Boca Pharmacal, Inc.
Reproduced with permission of U.S. National Library of Medicine
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