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Antipyrine/ benzocaine/ urea in glycerin

Generic Name: antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin (an-tee-PYE-reen/BEN-zoe-kane/yoo-REE-ah/GLIS-er-in)
Brand Name: OtiLam

Antipyrine/ benzocaine/ urea in glycerin is used for:

Relieving pain and inflammation in the ear caused by ear infections. It may be used with antibiotics given by mouth to treat middle ear infections. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin is an analgesic, anesthetic, and anti-inflammatory combination. It works by relieving pressure and reducing inflammation, congestion, pain, and discomfort.

Do NOT use antipyrine/ benzocaine/ urea in glycerin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin or to similar medicines
  • your eardrum is perforated

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using antipyrine/ benzocaine/ urea in glycerin:

Some medical conditions may interact with antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin. However, no specific interactions with antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use antipyrine/ benzocaine/ urea in glycerin:

Use antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • For topical use in the ear canal only. Do not get antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with cool water.
  • Warm antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin before using by holding the bottle in your hands for several minutes. This will help to decrease the dizziness that might occur from instilling a cold solution into the ear.
  • To use ear drops, lie down or tilt your head so that the affected ear faces up. For adults, gently pull the earlobe up and back to straighten the ear canal. For children, gently pull the earlobe down and back to straighten the ear canal. Drop the medicine into the ear canal. Keep the ear facing up for several minutes so the medicine can run to the bottom of the ear canal. Moisten a clean cotton plug with antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin and gently insert into the ear canal to prevent medicine from leaking out.
  • To prevent germs from contaminating the medicine, do not touch the applicator to any surface, including the ear. Do not rinse dropper after use. Keep the container tightly closed.
  • If antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin is brown or contains particles, do not use it.
  • If you miss a dose of antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin.

Important safety information:

  • Antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin will not cure an ear infection. It is used to relieve symptoms.
  • Antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of antipyrine/ benzocaine/ urea in glycerin:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild stinging, itching, or burning in the ear.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); irritation not present when you began using antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin:

Store antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Protect from freezing. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about antipyrine/benzocaine/urea in glycerin. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Review Date: August 8, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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