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Treagan

Generic Name: acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic (a SEE tik AS id, AN tee PYE reen, BENZ oh kane, pol ee KOE san ol OH tic)
Brand Name: Otic Edge, Treagan

What is Treagan (acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic)?

Acetic acid is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus.

Antipyrine is a pain reliever.

Benzocaine is a numbing medicine.

Polycosanol is an extract of natural plant waxes.

The combination of acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic (for the ear) is used to treat ear infection and related pain, swelling, itching, and build-up of excessive earwax.

Acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Treagan (acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, or polycosanol, or if you have a hole in your ear (ruptured ear drum) or discharge from your ear.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have severe ear pain, fever, or hearing problems.

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Otic medications are for use only the ear. Do not take otic medication by mouth or apply it to the skin.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the condition is completely cleared. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using the medication.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe redness, burning, stinging, or new pain in or around your ears.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Treagan (acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, or polycosanol, or if you have a hole in your ear (ruptured ear drum) or discharge from your ear.

To make sure you can safely use this medication, tell your doctor if you have severe ear pain, fever, or hearing problems.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol 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.

How should I use Treagan (acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic)?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Otic medications are for use only the ear. Do not take otic medication by mouth or apply it to the skin.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Warm the container by holding it in your hands for at least a minute. Using cold ear drops may cause dizziness when you place the medicine into your ear.

To use the ear drops:

  • Remove the cap from the dropper bottle. Lie down or tilt your head with your ear facing upward. Pull back on your ear gently to open up the ear canal. To give this medicine to a child, pull down on the earlobe to open the ear canal.

  • Hold the dropper upside down over the ear canal and drop in enough medicine to fill your ear canal.

  • Wet a small piece of cotton with the medicine by placing a few drops on it. Place the cotton into the ear canal to plug the ear and keep the medicine from draining out.

  • You may need to use this medicine every 1 to 2 hours until your pain is relieved. Follow your doctor's instructions.

  • To remove earwax, use this medication for 2 or 3 days. Then gently rinse your ear canal with warm water using a bulb syringe to remove leftover earwax.

  • Wipe the dropper tip with a clean tissue. Do not wash the tip with water or soap.

  • Do not place the dropper tip into your ear, or allow the tip to touch any surface, including your ears or hands. It may become contaminated.

Do not use the medication if it has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the condition is completely cleared. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using the medication.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using Treagan (acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic)?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Treagan (acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe redness, burning, stinging, or new pain in or around your ears.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Treagan (acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic)?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on medication used in the ears. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, and polycosanol otic.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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